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Dropins folder not being rescanned [message #619894] Fri, 19 September 2008 13:30
Morley Tooke is currently offline Morley TookeFriend
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Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hello all,

I've got a similar problem to the below issue.

The background:

I've got an automated DITA build that generates Eclipse plugin
documentation every night at 4am (while I'm at home watching
infomercials). The generated plugins work great when I place them in the
dropins folder - so I know that my plugins are ok. The automated build
starts by killing the infocenter process. Then, the DITA build runs and
eventually the output plugins are copied to the dropins folder (which is
initially cleaned out by deleting the previous night's plugins). Then,
when the build completes, the infocenter is launched again using the
-clean option.

Here's the problem:

On a brand new eclipse install, this process works perfectly. I show up
the next day at work and the infocenter is alive, and contains my built
plugins. The next day after that, the infocenter is alive, but does not
contain my plugins - despite the fact that the DITA build was successful
and the new plugins are in the dropins folder.

So the problem it seems, is that the dropins folder does not get rescanned
every time the infocenter restarts, or for that matter, every time Eclipse
starts. I'm wondering if the names of my plugins are cached somewhere, so
that the new plugins are creating collisions when they are added? Debug
doesn't tell me anythihng.

Also note that the -clean option doesn't seem to work any more. The only
remedy is to delete the Eclipse installation, and re-install every single

Thanks for your help.
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