On 16/08/2013 13:03, Russel Winder wrote:
The single biggest problem with Eclipse is the annual upgrade marathon. Since nothing carries over from one installation to another you have to go through the whole rigmarole to install all the extras, every year. I wonder whether to stay with Juno and ignore Kepler.
If you add the update site for the new Eclipse release (for example http://download.eclipse.org/releases/kepler for Kepler) to your current installation, and run the "Check for Updates" it should update Eclipse and retain all the extra plugins you have installed. (it should update all Eclipse projects that are part of the Kepler release, basically nearly all projects that hosted at Eclipse.org)
It's a bit annoying that this isn't done automatically in some way, yes. And also annoying that the update site for new releases is not easily found on the Eclipse website either.
-- Bruno Medeiros - Software Engineer