FAQ Can I install my product as an add-on to another product?

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Yes. A product that adds functionality to another installed product is called a product extension. A product extension is installed in a location separate from the main product, making it cleaner to install, uninstall, and upgrade both the product and any product extensions. The exact format of a product extension is well described in the Platform Plug-in Developer Guide, under Programmer’s Guide > Packaging and delivering Eclipse based products > Product extensions.


See Also:

FAQ_Can_I_install_plug-ins_outside_the_main_install_directory?

FAQ_What_is_an_Eclipse_product?

FAQ_Can_I_use_an_installation_program_to_distribute_my_Eclipse_product?


This FAQ was originally published in Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs. Copyright 2004, Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. This text is made available here under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0.