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Getting a Plugin [message #550588] Fri, 30 July 2010 23:43 Go to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: nowhere.a.com

I just tried to download a plugin from the Eclipse Marketplace web
pages.

The only "download" link I could find was a down arrow, but that gave
me a text link which is supposed to be copy/pasted into Eclipse. I
assume that Eclipse would then download/install the plugin.

While this machine is connected to the Internet, my development machine
is not and cannot be connected.

I used to be able to download a jar or zip, then copy/expand it into
the Eclipse plugin directory.

I am either missing something basic on the web pages or the changes are
predicated on being connected to the internet.

Any advice would be appreciated.

--
Wojtek :-)
Re: Getting a Plugin [message #550989 is a reply to message #550588] Wed, 04 August 2010 18:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric Rizzo
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On 7/30/10 7:43 PM, Wojtek wrote:
> I just tried to download a plugin from the Eclipse Marketplace web pages.
>
> The only "download" link I could find was a down arrow, but that gave me
> a text link which is supposed to be copy/pasted into Eclipse. I assume
> that Eclipse would then download/install the plugin.
>
> While this machine is connected to the Internet, my development machine
> is not and cannot be connected.
>
> I used to be able to download a jar or zip, then copy/expand it into the
> Eclipse plugin directory.
>
> I am either missing something basic on the web pages or the changes are
> predicated on being connected to the internet.
>
> Any advice would be appreciated.
>

Installing a plugin manually is still supported, but it is a much more
error-prone process that way (because you don't get the benefit of
dependency checking and resolution). If you have no option to get the
development machine access to the internet, you'll need to put plugin
JARs into the /dropins folder of Eclipse. Read more here:
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox_p2_Getting_Started#Dropins

Hope this helps,
Eric
Re: Getting a Plugin [message #551015 is a reply to message #550989] Wed, 04 August 2010 20:35 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: nowhere.a.com

Eric Rizzo wrote :
> On 7/30/10 7:43 PM, Wojtek wrote:
>> I just tried to download a plugin from the Eclipse Marketplace web pages.
>>
>> The only "download" link I could find was a down arrow, but that gave me
>> a text link which is supposed to be copy/pasted into Eclipse. I assume
>> that Eclipse would then download/install the plugin.
>>
>> While this machine is connected to the Internet, my development machine
>> is not and cannot be connected.
>>
>> I used to be able to download a jar or zip, then copy/expand it into the
>> Eclipse plugin directory.
>>
>> I am either missing something basic on the web pages or the changes are
>> predicated on being connected to the internet.
>>
>> Any advice would be appreciated.
>>
>
> Installing a plugin manually is still supported, but it is a much more
> error-prone process that way (because you don't get the benefit of dependency
> checking and resolution). If you have no option to get the development
> machine access to the internet, you'll need to put plugin JARs into the
> /dropins folder of Eclipse. Read more here:
> http://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox_p2_Getting_Started#Dropins

Hmm, to be supported there needs to be a link to the plugin. However I
cannot find any such link (tried the Unnecessary Code Detector as a
test).

Ok, I guess I will setup a dummy Eclipse installation on the Internet
machine, then use that to update/install features. Then I will copy the
entire Eclipse directory to a USB drive and then ask the security guys
to give me an access window to attach the USB and copy Eclipse onto the
development machine.

It's not like I install a new plugin every other day...

Thanks

--
Wojtek :-)
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