Once you have created your product's plug-ins, features provide a mechanism for adding structure and branding. Branding elements, such as About pages are tied to the feature. The Eclipse Update Manager can load and unload a group of plug-ins packaged as a feature and can search Web-based update sites for new versions.
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Eclipse Help: PDE Guide > Exporting a plug-in