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Installing Manually Eclipse [message #912613] Thu, 13 September 2012 17:20 Go to next message
Stephane St-Pierre is currently offline Stephane St-Pierre
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Registered: August 2012
Junior Member
I want to keep my Eclipse up to-date.

It's Ok via the help menu-> Check for updates, but what if I wanted
Maintenance updates?

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?

tx
Re: Installing Manually Eclipse [message #912720 is a reply to message #912613] Thu, 13 September 2012 23:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed Merks
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Registered: July 2009
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Don't change things manually. You can add and remove things
(bundles/features) from the dropins folder, but don't mess with the
plugins or features folder and don't just unzip a new Eclipse over top
of an old one.


On 13/09/2012 11:20 PM, Stephane St-Pierre wrote:
> I want to keep my Eclipse up to-date.
>
> It's Ok via the help menu-> Check for updates, but what if I wanted
> Maintenance updates?
>
> 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?
>
> tx
>
Re: Installing Manually Eclipse [message #913149 is a reply to message #912720] Fri, 14 September 2012 17:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephane St-Pierre is currently offline Stephane St-Pierre
Messages: 3
Registered: August 2012
Junior Member
Thank you very much, but how do you use the "dropins" Folder ?

If I downloads a new Maintenance, Stable or Nightly Build, do I unzip it all into the "dropins" Folders?

tx
Re: Installing Manually Eclipse [message #913278 is a reply to message #913149] Sat, 15 September 2012 02:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed Merks
Messages: 25947
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Ask Google about "eclipse dropins folder"

On 14/09/2012 11:32 PM, Stephane St-Pierre wrote:
> Thank you very much, but how do you use the "dropins" Folder ?
>
> If I downloads a new Maintenance, Stable or Nightly Build, do I unzip
> it all into the "dropins" Folders?
>
> tx
Re: Installing Manually Eclipse [message #913313 is a reply to message #913149] Sat, 15 September 2012 04:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Libor Jelinek is currently offline Libor Jelinek
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Registered: January 2012
Location: Prague, Czech Rep.
Senior Member

"Average" Eclipse app typically contains some features (groups of
plug-ins) and plug-ins. And may accept _individual_ plug-ins through
placing them into dropins/ folder.

Dropins/ is watched by Equinox p2 (Equinox has own forum here at Eclipse
also) and a basic overview of purpose and layout is for example at
http://wiki.eclipse.org/Equinox/p2/Getting_Started#Dropins

Libor

On 09/14/2012 11:32 PM, Stephane St-Pierre wrote:
> Thank you very much, but how do you use the "dropins" Folder ?
>
> If I downloads a new Maintenance, Stable or Nightly Build, do I unzip it
> all into the "dropins" Folders?
>
> tx
Re: Installing Manually Eclipse [message #915648 is a reply to message #913313] Mon, 17 September 2012 13:20 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Hi,

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
update manager.

Rich
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