Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Eclipse update: how to copy plugins

I've installed Eclipse Indigo couple of days ago, but postponed migration to this version  from Helios, because I had several plugins installed and configured there (Subclipse, Perl, etc). 
I did not know how to copy them, but finally I've found a solution.

You can make this easily by doing following:

  1. Copy plugins and features folders from the old Eclipse folder to dropins directory in new installation.
  2. Run Eclipse
  3. Go to Help > Check for Updates
  4. Select and install plugins. This will copy the configuration too.