On Fri, 2013-08-16 at 14:19 +0100, Bruno Medeiros wrote:
> 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)

Having backed everything up (which means creating about 6 replicas for
me), I took the plunge and s/4.2/4.3/ && s/juno/kepler/ for all my
update sites and updated. It appears to have done the needful. Thanks
for this, it has saved many hours of swearing.

> 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.

"Bit annoying" amounts to a mega-understatement :-)

Now I just have to remove all the jars that are no longer needed. Why
doesn't Eclipse "garbage collect it's local cache? 

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