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Update Site Installation into Eclipse 3.6

Before you install:

  • Make sure your system is supported. See the product's System Requirements.
  • Make sure Eclipse is installed. You can download Eclipse from the website.
  • Make sure Java is installed. You can download Java from Sun's website.
  • Warning: If you previously installed using the installer or a zip file, you need to uninstall and start with a fresh copy of Eclipse.

Choose from the following options:

Installing software by adding a new update site location

Follow these steps if the product has not been previously installed in this instance of Eclipse/IDE.

  1. In Eclipse, click Help > Install New Software...
    Help > Software Updates Menu
  2. Get the update site location from the product download page. On the download page, right-click on the Update Site URL button and copy the link location to your clipboard.

  3. In the Available Software dialog, enter the product's update site location and select all the items to install (Click the Select All button). Click Next to continue.
    Add Site
  4. Click Next to confirm installation.
  5. Read and accept the license agreement. To continue installing, select "I accept the terms of the license agreement" and click Finish.
  6. When prompted to restart Eclipse, click Yes to restart.

Updating already installed software

Updates can be installed using the above instructions by simply selecting the update site URL from the drop down list. Another way to update is to check for updates as follows:

  1. In Eclipse, click Help > Check for Updates...
    Help > Software Updates Menu
  2. If updates are available, a dialog comes up asking for confirmation. Select all components to update then click Next then Finish to continue.
  3. When prompted to restart Eclipse, click Yes to restart.
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