Updating features with the update manager

To check to see whether there are updates for a product's existing features (requires Internet access):

  1. Click Help > Software Updates > Find and Install... and select the first choice (search for updates). This will contact the Web sites associated with the product's features to discover what versions of those features are available. The potential upgrades are presented in on the next page.
  2. Select the feature versions that you wish to upgrade, and click Next.
  3. Carefully review the license agreements for the upgraded features. If the terms of all these licenses are acceptable, check "I accept the terms in the license agreements." Do not proceed to download the features if the license terms are not acceptable.
  4. Feature versions can be digitally signed by the company that provides them. This allows you to verify more easily that the features and plug-ins that are about to be downloaded and installed are coming from a trusted supplier.

    Warning: Because of the possibility of harmful or even malicious plug-ins, you should only download features from parties that you trust.

    Click Install to allow the downloading and installing to proceed.

  5. Once all the features and plug-ins have been downloaded successfully and their files installed into the product on the local computer, a new configuration that incorporates these features and plug-ins will be formulated. Click Yes when asked to exit and restart the Workbench for the changes to take effect.

Related concepts

Related tasks
Using the classic update manager
Inspecting the current configuration
Installing new features with the update manager
Enabling, disabling, and uninstalling features
Controlling the Eclipse update policy
Scheduling automatic updates
Restoring a saved configuration