Deploying native applicationsAdded by IBM on October 4, 2010 | Version 1 (Original)
|You may deliver native applications to the client using the Client Management server by wrapping them in a feature.
You may deliver native applications to the client using the Client Management server by wrapping them in a feature.
The following steps describe how to wrap a native executable in a feature so it can be distributed to the clients using the Client Management server.
- Create a feature using the Plug-in Development Environment within Eclipse or the Rational® Software Development platform. For more information, see Creating a feature.
- Import the native executable into the feature. From your workspace, choose File -> Import -> File System.
- Create a handler.properties file in the feature. For more information, see Creating the install handler instructions file.
- Update your feature to use the global install handler. For more information, see Adding the global install handler to a feature.
- In the Build tab in the Feature Manifest Editor, select the executable in the binary build section.
- Export the feature as a deployable feature. From your workspace, choose File -> Export -> Plug-in Development -> Deployable Features.
- Copy the feature to an update site and update the site.xml file to point to the feature.
- Register the update site with the Client Management Server. If the update site is already registered, refresh the update site so the new feature is available for distribution.
- Create a task to distribute the feature to the client.
There are other functions that the global install handler supports, such as setting environment variables and coping files. For details, see Using the global install handler
Parent topic: Managing with a Client Management server: XPD621