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Installing a plugin [message #797970] Mon, 13 February 2012 23:28 Go to next message
TBT Andrew is currently offline TBT Andrew
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Registered: January 2012
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I developed a java plugin using Eclipse Indigo Release and deployed it in to a jar file. When I put it in plugins directory in the same eclipse.exe which I used to develop the plugin, I was able to work with the new plugin.

But the problem is when I downloaded the new version form website(Eclipse Indigo Service Release 1) and install the plugin(drop in plugins directory) I couldn't find the installed new plugin (my plugin adds a new perpective and it doesn't show up).

What is the problem?


Re: Installing a plugin [message #798005 is a reply to message #797970] Tue, 14 February 2012 00:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Nick Clevery is currently offline Nick Clevery
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The proper way to install a plug-in is via Help -> Install New Software... Then select Local if your plug-in jar files reside on your local computer.
Re: Installing a plugin [message #798152 is a reply to message #798005] Tue, 14 February 2012 05:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
TBT Andrew is currently offline TBT Andrew
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I tried to install using Help -> Install New Software and selecting jar. Then it gives below error.
Unable to read repository at jar.....

Do you have any idea what this means?
Re: Installing a plugin [message #825829 is a reply to message #798152] Wed, 21 March 2012 06:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sabir Mising name is currently offline Sabir Mising name
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Help -> Install New Software searches for a site.xml which contains the info about the features and plugins present in the local update site
for eg your update site should be like MY_UPDATE_SITE
|->features/my_feature.jar
|->plugins/my_plugin.jar
|->site.xml
Here you need to actually browse and select the MY_UPDATE_SITE folder and not any jar

And about ur plugin problem definetely there is some dependency missing
Re: Installing a plugin [message #899251 is a reply to message #825829] Tue, 31 July 2012 04:42 Go to previous message
Phil Yrulf is currently offline Phil Yrulf
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Registered: July 2012
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I would use a Feature to deploy and install as recomended.
I suggest you visit the same link that helped me to.

... Well this awesome forum is not allowing me to paste in any link-location
google for <vogella + "eclipse feature project"> to find it ...

best regards
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