WTP Build Process and Procedures
Background and Further Reading References
We in WTP following the basic process and recommendations for versioning as the base Eclipse platform. Plugin Versioning
Very helpful guide to builds and automatic testing. Build and Test Automation for plug-ins and features
Good step-by-step on how to do updates. How To Keep Up To Date
We base our builds on the Eclipse platform's "basebuilder". Platform-releng
Our basic server configuration and cruise control triggers is handled by the WTP project called releng.builder (see especially the tools/cruise directory in that project).
And ... never forget Eclipse Help ... search for things related to update manager, PDE, features, site.xml, etc.