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How to update an Eclipse Plugin?

Ranjan Kumar (11244) | asked Feb 13 '15, 11:38 p.m.
I wrote an Eclipse (RTC) plugin using this document:

When I modify the plugin (update site) and try to update the plugin on the target system, it says there are no updated available. So, I end up uninstalling the plugin, restart RTC, install plugin and restart RTC again, which is very painful and time consuming.

Do I need to change the version number or something else every time I modify the plugin and I want to update the plugin on the target?


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sam detweiler (12.5k6195201) | answered Feb 14 '15, 8:49 a.m.
to improve performance, Eclipse caches the plugins in loads the first time, until you tell it otherwise..

if you use
eclipse -clean
to start up, it will reload all the plugins again

same as having to tell the RTC server to reload all its plugins on next restart

Ranjan Kumar commented Feb 15 '15, 1:56 a.m.

Thanks for the response Sam.

Probably I was not clear about the issue I am facing:
From Eclipse, I do:
Help -> Install New Software -> What is already installed -> Installed Software
Then I pick my custom plugin and click "Update" and I get:
     "No updates were found"
Even though I have updated plugin available at the Software site.

What do I need to do in my plugin for Eclipse to recognize the new version of my plugin?


sam detweiler commented Feb 15 '15, 9:01 a.m.

I 'assume' you need to update the version numbers in the plugin definition files.

best to go look in the Eclipse forum

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