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Re: [eclipse-dev] comment on draft 3.0 plan - need better upgrade options

Well YMMV but here is what works quite good 
for me (Eclipse installation is in C:\eclipse):

1. Backup C:\eclipse\workspace
2. Delete everything from C:\eclipse except
   workspace directory
3. Unpack new version in C:\eclipse (actually
   into C:\ as windows .zip already includes
   eclipse directory)

This worked okay between 1.0 and 2.0, 2.1RCx and
2.1 final. All preferences (I don't tend to edit
much except perhaps editor fonts and such) were
saved as well as templates. However when you first 
time start a new version, workspace will be
upgraded, so if you don't like new version you
will have to resort to bakcup.


--- Mazz Golf <mazzgolf@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> [resending - sorry if duplicates are received]
> I have a comment on the current Draft 3.0 plan.
> IMO, Eclipse needs a better upgrade option.  As it
> stands, there is no way to upgrade a currently
> installed Eclipse environment from one release to
> another (e.g. I have 2.0 installed but want to move
> to
> 2.1).
> The Eclipse configuration Properties can be imported
> and exported, but not all of the configuration
> settings get saved (like templates and custom plugin
> configuration).  And you still have to manually
> import
> all of your projects; history gets lost, etc. etc.
> Has anyone considered addressing this?  I don't see
> anything like this even listed in the "rejected"
> category; so either this was never brought up or my
> understanding on how to upgrade an installation is
> wrong ;-)
> John Mazz
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