Orbit/Easy Bake Builds with Orbit Bundles
During the Eclipse 3.3 M5 cycle, The Eclipse Team (Platform, JDT, PDE and Equinox) started consuming Orbit bundles in their builds.
PDE build was modified to support fetching builds from a http repository. See Bug 171869 Support for HTTP in map files
PDE build also supports checking out multiple versions of the same plugin from the repository.
The way that the platform team consumes Orbit builds is that the releng team has added an orbit.map file to their org.eclipse.releng project. See
Each milestone, the Orbit team releases a milestone before the Eclipse team enters milestone week. This allows the Eclipse team to step up to the latest Orbit milestone just in time for milestone week.
See the Orbit Promotion, Release, and Retention Policies for more detail.
The Orbit build process also generates map files with the lists of bundles that produced with each build. For example, see the latest stable Orbit build - there are links to the