How to use your PDK 60 on Enterprise Portal 6.0
What is PDK 60.x ?
Contrary to PDK 50.x, PDK 60.x is shipped as a business package (.epa file).
Customers may download it from http://www.iviewstudio.com –> content
catalog –> specialist –> other. It contains no server or Enterprise
What does PDK contain ?
PDK 60.x basically contains bundled documentation about the programing model
of EP 6.0, samples, tutorials, and with SP2 still the Eclipse plugins for
the Enterprise Portal development environment. The eclipse plugins are also
available at http://sdn.sap.com/ downloads.
*How to setup PDK? *
Customers first have to install an Enterprise Portal 6.0 from CD and import
the PDK business package. It is a general decision how to setup the developer
environment. CD form Enterprise Portal are currently only available for licensed
customers, probably from 2004 on there will be also a “Developer Edition” for
download. Afterwar installation of EP 6.0 the PDK 60 business package may
be imported into Enterprise Portal.
How to setup a develeoper landscape ?
Scenario 1: Some central instances on servers.
Advantage: Performance, central administration, syndication of content
Disadvantage: Less flexible
Scenario 2: Some local installations on developers desktop.
Recommendations for local desktop version:
For EP 60 it is recommend to use a newer P4 desktop CPU 2,8 GHz++ and 1 GB
Hint for developer installations.
8) If using
set config_local.properties under
accroding to your installation, suitable for other machines.
check hostname=localhost:50000 and
cfw.properties and cm.properties :
9) ZIP up /usr/sap/*
10) Move to new machine and unzip
11) Manually attach DBs
12) Start portal
13) Write installation instruction for your colleagues ;-).