I work for a company that uses Eclipse and a bunch of plugins for their development environment.
I'm trying to come up with an automated way to install everything(eclipse, and plugins) and configure the servers, subversion, task repositories, Maven, and Tomcat.
The current solution is to setup Eclipse and all of its plugins, and then stick it in a zip file. Then, you still need to install tomcat (and hook it into eclipse) and then setup SVN, tasks (bugzilla), and Maven by hand.
Also-- they currently develop on Windows, and I'm trying to get this set up on ubuntu 11.10.
Any advice for how to make this as easy as unpacking a tar and running a script? I'm trying to use git diff to figure out what eclipse is doing, but it's been far from fruitful.