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From "saminda wijeratne (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (AXIS2-4274) Eclipse plugin issue
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2009 02:53:50 GMT


saminda wijeratne commented on AXIS2-4274:

Once you extract u will have to copy folder itself in to the plugins folder of eclipse. For
eclipse to identify a plugin the relevant contents (classes, manifest, plugin.xml etc) should
be inside a jar file or it should be inside a folder in the plugins folder. Hope this was
the problem. (When I get something bizarre like this I normally try a new clean workspace
or a clean eclipse as the last resort)

Eclipse plugins jars/folders expect a certain format in their name. <plugin_id>_<version>.
The qualifier part (eg: v200706111329) is not necessary to be present. It is there for the
purpose of managing bundles (in this case plugins) having the same version with different
build dates. This is particularly helpful for the developers to work with the latest snapshots
of the plugins and etc.

As I know "Help>Software Updates>find and install" shows plugins if they are installed
through it only. There is a concept of features in eclipse where a feature can be a plugin
or a collection of plugins. through "Help>Software Updates>find and install" you can
install only these features. And for a feature there needs to be a feature jar which explains
what are the plugins present and their dependancies, licence agreement etc in its feature.
The above axis2 plugins are not packed as features. Therefore they cannot be installed through
"Help>Software Updates>find and install", nor they will be shown in that dialog even
if we install the plugins by just copying the plugins to the plugins folder.

I'm quite not sure the reason why you've opened a jira for this. Your problem looks more like
an issue to be discussed through the axis2-user mailing list u(nless you find that there is
something that needs fixing  or missing). If you find the information useful close this issue
after confirming that it works accordingly.


> Eclipse plugin issue
> --------------------
>                 Key: AXIS2-4274
>                 URL:
>             Project: Axis 2.0 (Axis2)
>          Issue Type: Task
>         Environment: Axis2_Codegen_Wizard_1.3.0 and Axis2_Service_Archiver_1.3.0 on eclipse
>            Reporter: Nalinda
> I tried downloading and installing Service Archive Wizard - Eclipse Plug-in and Code
Generator Wizard - Eclipse Plug-in from as instructed
> and

> I extracted the downloaded zip files into the plugins folder, but it's not  being picked
up by eclipse. 
> These plugins dont seem to have the folder naming structure as the other plugins either.
(just "Axis2_Codegen_Wizard_1.3.0" as opposed to "javax.xml.rpc_1.1.0.v200706111329" for example)
Even goin to Help>Software Updates>find and install didnt work for either new
> local site or new archived site. Not sure how to proceed. Please help.
> Thanks
> Rajeev

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