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  • Doesn't STS support the "dropins" folder?

    I'm trying to install a plugin that doesn't provide an update site (ER Master). In "plain" Eclipse, I can copy the plugin's JAR to $ECLIPSE_HOME/dropins/ and it will be picked up on startup.

    In STS, I copied the exact same JAR to dropins/ but STS didn't pick it up. Following the instructions on Eclipsepedia's "Debugging dropins"[1], I created a .options file and started STS with -debug.

    STS found the .options file but not the plugin inside dropins, see attached P2 log[2].

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    Last edited by dserodio; Jul 10th, 2012, 02:59 PM.

  • #2
    The dropins folder should be working since STS is based on Eclipse. What plugin are you trying to install?


    • #3
      I'm trying to install ER Master[1]. I was able to install it on "vanilla" Eclipse 4.2 with the exact same setup (dropins/, .config, etc)



      • #4
        I was just able to install this into my STS M3 and it appears to be working.

        Make sure that your STS is in a directory that is writable by the current user. Permissions sometimes cause things to go haywire.

        Also, in the longer term, I'd try to convince the owner of this plugin to produce a p2-aware variant of the update site. It is quite simple to do using an ant task or a shell script.

        If the plugin designer needs help ask him/her to post to this forum and I can provide help.