In the past I have had problems upgrading from release to release of Eclipse. I was wondering how the Eclipse users on StackOverflow dealt with upgrading from release to release of Eclipse.
- Is using a Distro the solution?
- Staying on a past release point until you are forced forward, a good idea?
Lately I have just reloaded from scratch; renaming my root Eclipse dir and downloaded the latest release, plus an update cycle. I have only lost my workspaces (no code was lost) once using this method.
Thanks in advance
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I've found it a lot easier to upgrade this way.
It allows you to pick up the plug-ins you need and then it resolves the dependencies automatically.
That way I can quickly build a new Eclipse version that contains all the features that the old one had with less hassle..