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Eclipse Installing Plugins

 
Abiodun Adisa
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I just copied a plugin directory into the plugins folder of eclipse, But when i restarted eclipse it's not loading up the plugin, Please what settings parameter can i start eclipse with, so it can automatically load new plugins
 
Manoj Agnihotri
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Copying plugin from another eclipse folder doesn't guarantee that it works.
In this way doesn't check compatibility of plugin version and Eclipse version.
and still if Eclipse version is same then please copy features folder also.

Use zipped plugins and install them through Eclipse -> Software Update -> Find & Install.
 
Tim Holloway
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Actually, unless I'm missing something "Find and Install" is only applicable for when someone has bundled up an online installation for a plugin.

However, some plugins do require a bit of a kickstart. Eclipse evidently thinks it's Microsoft Windows™, since you have to restart after installing plugins, but even that's not always enough.

Start Eclipse with the "-clean" command-line option and see if it helps.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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