I am using Eclipse Ganymede to write a simple plug-in.
My plug-in project uses the template: 'plug-in with sample help content'.
I test it using the "Launch an Eclipse application" in the testing section
of the overview tab of the project. All Ok. It works as expected. I can
see the new items in the help menu.
I then export the plug-in using the links in the export section, on the
overview tab in the plug-in development perspective. This results in a
jar file created for plug-in with all the files in the jar file.
However, when I try to use this plug in any other eclipse instances, I run
I selecte help / software updates / available software / Add site /
Archive / Select the jar and I get:
No repository found at jar:files:D:\plugins\my.plugin.help_1.0.0.jar!/
See details for more information.
I click on details an dI just get the same error message.
This makes no sense to me. Would really appreciate some help. I have tried
using the -clean option makes no difference. The jar file looks ok, it's
not corrupted I can open it with winzip and all ok.
Looking at your problem description it looks like you just exported the plugin jar. That's not enough to make something that will be installable via the update manager. You need to create a feature and generate an update site. Follow-on questions would be best on the PDE forum.