FYI...In RDi, a '/dropins' folder is not explicitly created. However, the
install directory (default of 'SDP') is treated as a dropins folder. So,
you should be able to add plugins under it (there is a 'plugins' folder
under 'SDP' after install) and have Eclipse load them without creating your
own folder.

Thanks,
Eric





Eric Simpson
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AIX and Linux - Rational Developer for Power
IBM Software Group - Canada Lab
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From: "Hiebert, Chris" <chris.hiebert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx" <wdsci-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 09/19/2016 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: [WDSCI-L] Plugin Compatibility
Sent by: "WDSCI-L" <wdsci-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



--I completely agree that doing it this way makes it impossible to update
'normally'.
--My RDi 9.5.0.2, based on Eclipse 4.4.2 does not have a '/dropins' folder.

--That doesn't mean I shouldn't /make/ one.
--It means that to date, after several years of doing it this way, I
haven't /needed/ one.


If you make a dropins folder, you will want to restart your Eclipse twice.
The first time Eclipse sees the dropins folder it may not actually load
anything from it.
The second time it will actually see the plugins in the dropins folder and
try to load them into the class path.

This information came from IBM support for another Eclipse based editor
tool, not RDI or RDB.

Chris Hiebert
Senior Programmer/Analyst
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