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Preparing DTP Milestone Update Site

The uploading of nightly builds is automatically done by the DTP build scripts, including files upload and downloads page updates. To promote a nightly/integration build as Milestone build, login to “” with shell access.
A build administrator user account has a $HOME/downloads link, which should already be setup as a symbolic link to the downloads site.

1. Copy the update site contents from the appropriate Nightly build directory to the Milestone build directory on "". For example,

DTP 1.11.2 Milestone update site directory: ~/downloads/datatools/downloads/drops/M_updates_1.11.2
DTP 1.11.2 Nightly update site directory: ~/downloads/datatools/downloads/drops/N_updates_1.11.2/v<buildTimestamp>

1.1 Create a new directory for staging milestone update site, e.g.


1.2 Copy the features and plugins folders from a Nightly build directory to the staging milestone directory

1.3 Copy the file “site.xml” from the last milestone directory to the staging directory, e.g.

     cd ~/downloads/datatools/downloads/drops 
     cp M_updates_1.11.2/site.xml M_updates_1.11.2_rc2

1.4 Edit the site.xml file in the staging milestone directory

Update the value of the feature url and version attributes to the version of the 2 top-level feature jars found in the features directory (that were copied in a previous step). For example,
  <feature url="features/org.eclipse.datatools.sdk.feature_1.11.2.v201309171554-7PAi7gFEpPZGKx8iIz--V5Urairv.jar" 
  <feature url="features/org.eclipse.datatools.enablement.sdk.feature_1.11.2.v201309171554-7I9v7XFE9JgQO0wJBYD1THz0pOhh.jar" 

1.5 Generate the P2 metadata files (artifacts.jar and content.jar) in the staging milestone directory

(See the script and related directories packaged in ~/downloads/datatools/tools/dtp-tools.tar.
Extract from dtp-tools.tar to your own account working area, as needed. Then “unzip” for the JVM to use in below command.)
Run below command, having substituted the appropriate target update site directory name, e.g. substitute "M_updates_<version>_<staging>" with “M_updates_1.11.2_rc2”.
The generated artifacts.jar and content.jar files will be written to the directory specified by the –targetDir argument.
 ./ -p DTP -basebuilderDir ${HOME}/dtp-tools/org.eclipse.releng.basebuilder 
    -targetDir ${HOME}/downloads/datatools/downloads/drops/M_updates_<version>_<staging>  
    -vm ${HOME}/dtp-tools/jdk1.5.0_09/bin/java &

When ready to promote the milestone build,

1.6 Rename the last milestone directory for backup, e.g.

     mv  M_updates_1.11.2  M_updates_1.11.2_rc1

1.7 Rename the staging milestone directory to the milestone directory, as specified in site.xml; e.g.

     mv M_updates_1.11.2_rc2 M_updates_1.11.2

Contributing DTP Milestone to Eclipse Simultaneous Release

Updating the downloadable zip file links in the DTP downloads page

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