Eclipse files and folders in the Notes install kit

You can customize the Notes® install kit relative to supplied Eclipse features.

While you continue to have the ability to customize Notes install using tuner capabilities, the addition of Eclipse features and plug-ins has broadened your Notes install capabilities.

When customizing the Notes install kit, you work primarily in two directories, deploy and updateSite, in the supplied Notes install kit. The updateSite directory is supplied in zipped form.

Note: See the related topics for instructions on customizing the Notes install kit.

You can optionally edit the install manifest (install.xml) to specify how features, such as the Composite Applications Editor, appear on the Notes feature installation panel. For example, a feature can appear selected for install by default or not. You can also edit the install manifest to remove features from the installation panel, either to force installation or prevent that feature from being selected during install. You can also optionally remove a feature from the installation kit itself. Finally, you can customize installation to add custom or third-party features by editing the install manifest to add features for Notes install, adding related feature and plug-in JAR files to the correct features and plugins subdirectories in a customized update site, and updating the site manifest to correctly list the features in a customized update site.

Eclipse features are specified for installation in the supplied install manifest. The install manifest, in conjunction with the contents, determine which features are available in the Notes installer.

By default, the following features are included on the Notes features installation panel. You can suppress their display, and establish installation program defaults, using the install manifest and optionally the install .MSI file.

Note: In the install manifest supplied in the Notes install kit, do not modify features whose "required" attribute is set to "true."

Parent topic: Customizing Notes install for features and plug-ins on Windows and Mac

Related concepts
Understanding the Eclipse update site
Customizing the Notes install manifest for supplied Eclipse features
Customizing the Notes install manifest for new or third-party Eclipse features
Customizing Notes using plugin_customization.ini

Related tasks
Customizing Notes install for features and plug-ins on Windows and Mac
Signing custom or third-party features and plug-ins for install and update
Adding and removing components from the Notes install kit using UpdateSiteMgr

Related reference
Reducing Notes install kit size