Well, it looks like that Eclipse platform folks have enhanced the P2 installation units (IU) resolution so that now the IDE simply doesn't simply complain about the conflicts between your current installation and the components you want to install, but also it explores other combinations along the different versions for those available components (as long they are reachable from your configured P2 repositories). For example, for my development IDE I decided to do some components updates which I didn't update during my M6-M7 transition:
We can see that instead of just "failing" the updater provides some alternative solution, so that in this case in order to update the Buckminster components, the EGit/JGit one should be downgraded.
Moreover, if instead I decided to selectively update the EGit components via the traditional Help -> Install New Software... Now I could different options to achive that:
- Keep my installation the same and modify the items being installed to be compatible.
- Update my installation to be compatible with the items being installed.
- Build my own solution.
In this case keeping my installation intact would imply some EGit components downgrading:
However, If I strongly desired an EGit update, the installer proposes me to remove the Buckminster - Git Support feature which is that one which prohibited the EGit features update:
Simply awesome !!!!