|Re: Copying Eclipse to another user's account on Windows [message #1843334 is a reply to message #1843329]
||Fri, 23 July 2021 16:32
| Mike Baker
Registered: July 2021
Ed Merks wrote on Fri, 23 July 2021 14:33|
I'm not sure I would ever try to do this. One just doesn't know the 10, 100 or 1000 places where absolute URLs or absolute file system paths refer to the original location in the various files.
It would seem better to replicate the installation. Create a new basic installation with the installer. In the source IDE, use File -> Export -> Install -> Installed Software Items to File. In the the other target IDE, use the File -> Import -> Install Software Items from File.
You'll probably have to remove all the things you've copied, ~.p2, and ~.eclipse...
In the future, you may wish to look at Oomph where you can define your own products such that you can easily replicate a known installation across any number of users.
Thanks for the above and agreed, my current approach is lacking. I was only trying is as I'm new to Eclipse and didn't know of any other way.
The reason I'm looking for a way to essentially duplicate one user's development environment is that our developers are not permitted to download any software over the internet.
Instead, a member of another team downloads the software and scans it before handing it on.
Ideally we need some way for the other team to install eclipse *and all plugins* and then to duplicate that setup to be used by as many developers as needed.
Sadly it looks to me as if the export facility you suggest only exports metadata describing the software configuration. If I'm right then the destination pc will still end up downloading the components, something which isn't allowed.
Do you know of any way of achieving what I'm trying to do or is it a case of getting to grips with Oomph?
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