Prepare the initial Eclipse SDK package

The DITA CMS plug-ins are installed on a version of the Eclipse SDK framework that is customized for DITA CMS.

To determine what goes into your initial package, you need to answer the following questions:
  • Will Kerberos authentication be used on your Windows deployments?
  • For workstations and virtual machines, what deployment option will you use for the plug-ins:
    • Dropins only, and include them in your initial package?
    • An update site only?
    • A hybrid option, where the initial package contains dropins but other plug-ins are provided with an update site?
The following table describes what you need to include into your initial package, depending on your answers:
You need to create a package for every platform supported, for example:
  • Windows 32-bit
  • Windows 64-bit
  • Linux 32-bit
  • Linux 64-bit
Also, if you plan to deploy your plug-ins using dropins, you need to create two packages per platform supported, as follows:
  • A regular user package
  • A CMS administrator package
This is required since the administrator plug-ins should not be available to regular users.
For example, if you plan to install the DITA CMS using dropins and your deployment supports Linux 64-bit and Windows 64-bit, you would need to create the following four packages:
  • Linux 64-bit for regular users
  • Linux 64-bit for CMS administrators
  • Windows 64-bit for regular users
  • Windows 64-bit for CMS administrators