Chapter 18. Features, Branding, and Updates
One or more Eclipse plug-ins can be grouped together into an Eclipse feature so that a user can easily load, manage, and brand those plug-ins as a single unit. This chapter includes an overview of the Eclipse feature framework and shows how to create a simple feature using the built-in feature-creation wizard.
So far, several plug-ins have been created, which have contributed different features to the Favorites view. Each plug-in has been loosely coupled to other plug-ins, and collectively have not exhibited any unifying structure or identity. A feature provides this structure and a home for branding elements such as the About pages and images (see Figure 18-1).