This week's giveaway is in the Android forum.
We're giving away four copies of Android Security Essentials Live Lessons and have Godfrey Nolan on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes IDEs, Version Control and other tools and the fly likes RAD (or eclipse) plug-in Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Android Security Essentials Live Lessons this week in the Android forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » IDEs, Version Control and other tools
Bookmark "RAD (or eclipse) plug-in" Watch "RAD (or eclipse) plug-in" New topic

RAD (or eclipse) plug-in

Raj Ohadi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 30, 2006
Posts: 316
I use RAD 8. In one workspace, I used "help->install new software" and added a plug-in. Then I created a new workspace, in the new workspace, I thought I needed to install this new software again. So I did the same thing "help-> install new software " and input the same URL, and click next, it started installing and at the end it gave error. Then I clicked 'what's already installed" and found it is already there. My questions are

1) Is it true that if I install one plug-in in one workspace, then in any new workspace that plug-in is automatically there and we don't need to install it again ? If this is true, how can this plug-in be "carried" from one workspace to another new workspace ? Please help explain little bit.

2) As I said, in the new workspace, I tried to install the same plkug-in software again, and it started all the way till end and gave me error saying it can't complete. If this error is caused by the fact that it can't install something is already there, then does this second attempt of install cause any problem ? i.e. If this extra install attemp causes trouble, maybe I need to uninstall this plug-in and install it again ?

Although this is RAD question, I believe it applies to eclipse as well since RAD is built on top of eclipse.

E Armitage

Joined: Mar 17, 2012
Posts: 892
In eclipse, a workspace only contains your source code and a .metadata folder that keeps history of your view and workbench settings. It doesn't contain installed plugins.
Plugins go into subfolders of the eclipse home folder.
So when you switch workspaces you still have the same plugins because you are still using the same eclipse installation with the same plugins folder. You just lose your workbench settings because they were saved in a different workspace location.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: RAD (or eclipse) plug-in
Similar Threads
Returning A List Of Variables From A Folder Of Documents And Returning Them Into A New Document
Project is missing required library
How to installa a plugin in RAD 7.5
Ant plug in for eclipse
Eclipse Help Menu no longer has link to Welcome Panel