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plug-in installation in eclipse

 
Agapios Hartzoulakis
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Hi,
I' m new in Eclipse 3.1 (till now I used NetBeans) and I 'm trying to find a way to install the Visual Editor plugin. I didn't manage to been helped by the official site neither by any thread that I read so far. Could someone explain the process (I think it shall be the same for every plug-in)?
Thanks in advance.
 
Vinnie Jenks
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Personally, I just download the plugins, extract them, and drag/drop the features & plugins files into their respective folders and restart eclipse.

I know you can use the software update feature but I like to do things the "hard" way. I've also had problems trying to use the software update function so I like to be sure I got exactly what I wanted.
 
Agapios Hartzoulakis
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Thanks,
Although, I guess that if you do so it would be difficult to remove the plug-in if you don't want it any more! The features and the plugin folders will be like a basket full of files. I was more interested in a way that the various plugins would be in separated folders. Anyway this is better than nothing!
 
Paul Sturrock
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Well the plugins/features do exist in their own sub-directories. You want rid of a plugin, then just delete the appropriate sub-directory.
 
Rajagopal Manohar
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Originally posted by hartzoua hartzoua:
Thanks,
Although, I guess that if you do so it would be difficult to remove the plug-in if you don't want it any more! The features and the plugin folders will be like a basket full of files. I was more interested in a way that the various plugins would be in separated folders. Anyway this is better than nothing!


You could use the Links option to install plugins stored seperatly in different folders

just place a properties file containing a entry like
path=x:/myPlugins
in your ecipse/links folder and magically the plugins are installed

Note the myPlugins folder should conain plugins in the folder structure eclipse/plugins/<your plugin>

Currently we have plugins residing in a common file share pointed at by many developers. It makes the maintanence very very easy.

-Rajagopal
 
Agapios Hartzoulakis
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Thanks all,
I got the answer I wanted
 
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