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WSAD plugins help

Dale DeMott
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While I'm a big fan of Eclipse, I'm currently in an environment where I have to use WSAD 5.1. What I'm looking for is help in installing plug-ins for WSAD. I wish to install PMD however all the install instructions point to the ECLIPSE directions. ... And of course the Eclipse install is easy but it doesn't mirror how WSAD works. Eclipse directions say to use the typical install of...

Help >> Software Updates >> Find and Install

WSAD doesn't have the given menu install. Some direction would be great for those who know WSAD. I'm currently on WSAD 5.1.1.


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Jeanne Boyarsky
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When I installed plugins, I just upzipped them into WSAD's plugin directory. I imagine there is still an option under help. We couldn't use it behind our firewall, so I never looked.

Note that WSAD is an old version of Eclipse. Make sure you download the appropriate version of your plugin. Or better yet, upgrade to RAD 6. (They renamed WSAD to RAD with the 6.0 release.)

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bart zagers
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WSAD 5.1 is based on the old Eclipse 2.3. It did not have the automatical install functionality back then.
The plugins that are compatible for this version should be downloadable (most new/current plugins don't work with WSAD, as the plugin mechanism changed a little when Eclipse went to version 3). Usually they come as zip-files and you should unzip them in the Eclipse root directory or the plugins directory (based on the structure of the zip and the installation instructions).
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