|Installing Manually Eclipse [message #912613]
||Thu, 13 September 2012 21:20
| Stephane St-Pierre
Registered: August 2012
I want to keep my Eclipse up to-date.|
It's Ok via the help menu-> Check for updates, but what if I wanted
What's the best practice to updates Eclipse manually (replacing folders : plugins, features, without loosing all the downloaded plugins)
I tried this: downloaded the Maintenance build and replaced the eclipse app
and the feature and plugins folder, but lost every plug-ins I installed and the config was a mess up.
So I was forced to redownload eclipse and perform another installment of many plug-ins.
Do anybody have a solution for that?
|Re: Installing Manually Eclipse [message #915648 is a reply to message #913313]
||Mon, 17 September 2012 17:20
I wouldn't use dropins for a whole Eclipse update. I found that since
Eclipse needs to scan the dropins folders on every start up it can
severely impact the startup time depending on how much you put in there.
The basic reason I use dropins is for test purposes of new code and then
when completed I put the new code into an update site and remove it from
the dropins, and finally let it then be officially installed thru the
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