can I just copy Eclipse 3.1 over M5?
and then copy on top of it JBoss-IDE M2 (ALL)?
Do not copy newer versions of Eclipse over older versions, you could end up with older (unreplaced) jar files present that could cause problems. Always install Eclipse in a new directory, and add your plug-ins into that directory.
You can then open your old workspace with the new Eclipse version and it should upgrade the settings/projects. Or, start a new workspace and move your settings and projects over to it. (I always do the later since I usually down't want all of my old projects, or maybe its because I also perfer clean installs when upgrading Windows :-)).
thanks a lot for reply.
then the steps are:
1. rename eclipse folder to eclipse.old - just in case
2. unpack new Eclipse to eclipse folder - that way you don't need to change short-cut and -vmargs for Eclipse ;-)
3. unpack JBoss-IDE M2 (ALL) to that eclipse folder
4. run Eclipse and point to the workspace
5. install "your" plug-in(s) from Help/ ... instal new plug-in by pointering to new remote site.
Please, correct me where it is needed.
p.s. hope that saves time to other JBoss-IDE users
See my wiki on how to setup eclipse for easy upgrades and multiple source trees:
I've been doing it that way for a while now and haven't had any problems switching between eclipse versions and workspaces.
By the way, you can rename the eclipse directory to anything you want. I append the version number, for example I have direcotries eclipse.302, eclipse.31m5 and eclipse.31. I can then use any version of eclipse. By the way, you have to do this before the first time you run eclipse -- once you run it you cannot change the directory name (well you can, but it won't run, or won't run correctly, its been a while since it did that, so I'm not sure exactly what goes wrong).