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how to install plugins in eclipse

 
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i have downloaded the uml2tools eclipse plugin as a zip file. i dont know how to install it in eclipse. i copied the contents of features and plugins in the respective directories of eclipse distribution. on restarting eclipse i still cudnt see the umltools option.
 
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Have you copied them into plugin folder of eclipse directory??
 
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yes. as i said, the uml2toolls zip extracted into 2 folders, features and plugins. i copied the respective contents into the same folders in my eclipse hierarchy. and then restarted eclipse. As per the uml2tools tutorial, i cudnt find the options while creating a new component in eclpise.
 
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Why bother with the ZIP file, when you can let Eclipse do the work for you? Go to Help | Install New Software. On the Available Software Dialog, choose "--All Available Sites--" in the "Work with" drop down box, and in the filter box type "uml". You should be shown a "modeling" entry, expand that and click on UML2 Tools.
 
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Hi Priya,

The best way to install Eclipse plug-ins is to use the update site as Peter mentioned.
In your case, you can do the following.

(1) With your zip you can create a local update site and then install the plug-ins in the IDE.
(2) Else create an eclipse.exe shortcut and put -clean VM arguments in the shortcut properties and then launch it.

cheers,
Saurav
 
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Peter Johnson wrote:Why bother with the ZIP file, when you can let Eclipse do the work for you? Go to Help | Install New Software. On the Available Software Dialog, choose "--All Available Sites--" in the "Work with" drop down box, and in the filter box type "uml". You should be shown a "modeling" entry, expand that and click on UML2 Tools.



i am using zip because i cudnt find a valid download site for this tool. i did get an download site for this tool from eclipse's website, but when i installed it as per update manager, i cud only make class diagrams....and not all the diagrams as demonstrated in Vogel's tutorial for uml2tools.
 
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saurav sarkar wrote:Hi Priya,

The best way to install Eclipse plug-ins is to use the update site as Peter mentioned.
In your case, you can do the following.

(1) With your zip you can create a local update site and then install the plug-ins in the IDE.
(2) Else create an eclipse.exe shortcut and put -clean VM arguments in the shortcut properties and then launch it.

cheers,
Saurav



can you please tell me how to set -clean argument in the IDE's shortcut's properties?
 
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Right click on the shortcut and click on the properties.
Then in the target field append -clean and launch the shortcut.

But i dont think it will solve your problem.As you said some part of the plug-ins you
are able to get.I think you have not installed all the features.
 
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saurav sarkar wrote:Right click on the shortcut and click on the properties.
Then in the target field append -clean and launch the shortcut.

But i dont think it will solve your problem.As you said some part of the plug-ins you
are able to get.I think you have not installed all the features.



i set the following in the target of shortcut:
"C:\software downloads\eclipse\eclipse\eclipse.exe" -clean

nothing changed :-(
 
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Priya i presume some problem with your zip.

Could you try this http://www.eclipse.org/modeling/mdt/updates/.
This is a update site for MDT.This should help you.

cheers,
Saurav
 
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