Building a cross-platform, feature-based Eclipse RCP Product with Tycho II: Mind your OSs

My blog has moved to a new home. Please go to http://blog.sdruskat.net for the Brand New Code on the Block! And – like they said in the nineties – “don’t forget to update your bookmarks”. Link to this post on the new site: http://wp.me/p3klLL-4T.

If you have followed Building a cross-platform, feature-based Eclipse RCP Product with Tycho (the umpteenth), and have run the build on a Windows system, you will have ended up with non-executable products for Mac OS X and Linux.

What this means is that the product will build just fine, but when transferring the product zips to the target system (Mac OS X, Linux), unzipping them, and trying to run them by double-clicking on the executable, nothing will happen. This is due to the fact that Windows does not know about file system permissions, as used for *nix systems (such as Mac OS X and Linux).

Read more (opens the full post at the new blog location http://blog.sdruskat.net)…

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