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where does eclipse store the updates?

 
Sherif Shehab
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Hi Guys ,
I need to know where does eclipse store its updates ? in the .metadata in the workspace folder or in the eclipse directory folder ?
 
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Sherif,
Anything that is not specific to a workspace is in the Eclipse folder. This includes software updates and plugins.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Sherif,
Anything that is not specific to a workspace is in the Eclipse folder. This includes software updates and plugins.


thanks for your fast reply , Ok in which folder inside eclipse the updates are installed in features or plugins and i found a folder named dropins what is this for ?
 
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A feature is a collection of pluggins. So, you will have both kind of things, usually.
In features you will have all standard installed features, and pluggins the corespondent pluggins.
The dropins folder can contain both, features and plugins. The dropin is usually for hot deployments, if you want to isolate the features and plugins of a product by the standard ones.
Depending on you situation, you can have features and plugins you are interested in either in standard folders or in dropins.
 
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Thanks guys for the clarifications
 
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