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Eclipse Plugin installation

Gregg Bolinger
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I really like the way JEdit lets you update/install their plugins. They have a plugin browser built into the editor that allows you to see all the plugins available with descriptions, then you simply check them for download and install.
I would like to see Eclipse eventually do something like this. It's not that it's a big deal to browse the plugins on the web and download or add the download site into Eclipse's plugin manager. But it would be a lot easier if there was a simple browser inside Eclipse where all the plugins are registered and available for download/install from one spot. Instead of bouncing around to different web pages to get the plugin or add the download site.
Does anyone know if there are any plans for Eclipse to go a different route or if they are pretty much dead set on the way it is done now.


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Johannes de Jong
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Greg Krysalis recons its as simple as registring their url.
As I do not use plug-ins in my Eclipse I have not tested their claim.
Johannes de Jong
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See here Hipikat for how.
[ November 11, 2003: Message edited by: Johannes de Jong ]
Lasse Koskela
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It would be nice if there would be a "centralized update site" (for example, eclipse-plugins.2y.net) which would provide the category and search features inside the Eclipse Install/Update perspective.


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Johannes de Jong
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Yep it would make live easier if all plug-ins are registered in / on one CENTRAL site. Why not suggest the idea to the owner/s of Eclipse-plugins.2y.net. It makes sense that he/they run with it, they have most (if not all) plug-ins listed and they have Eclipse.org "approval".
Note : I e-mailed the owner/s of Eclipse Plugins for his/their comments on this thread.
[ November 12, 2003: Message edited by: Johannes de Jong ]
Gregg Bolinger
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Originally posted by Johannes de Jong:
Note : I e-mailed the owner/s of Eclipse Plugins for his/their comments on this thread.

Cool. Let us know if you here back from them outside of this thread.
Johannes de Jong
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Xavier Mehaut contacted me via e-mail. The url I supplied was wrong. I sent the url again. So who knows we might see him here soon
 
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