SOFA 2.0 Editor - GUI Repository Designer for Eclipse



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Chapter 4. Uninstall the plug-in

The Eclipse™ IDE provides the uninstall feature for all properly installed plug-ins. This feature is mainly available for those plug-ins which were installed via the local or remote site option. The uninstall process can be performed in this way: select Help -> Software Updates -> Manage Configuration wizard.

Configuration manager menu path
img 7.2 - Configuration manager menu path.

The opened wizard is the configuration manager. It allows to manage existing plug-ins. Using configuration manager user can scan for updates for a plug-in, disable plug-in or view plug-in's properties. The uninstall feature of the configuration manager is accessible from the right click context menu in order to avoid unwanted or occasional uninstalls.

Configuration wizard
img 7.3 - Configuration wizard.

To completely uninstall the plug-in user should select the plug-in in the tree view of plug-ins and right click on it. Then select the uninstall option from the shown menu.

Uninstall popup menu
img 7.4 - Uninstall popup menu.

The final warning will be thrown and if user confirms that it is really required to disable and uninstall the plug-in, it is uninstalled and unplugged from the workbench.

Uninstall confirmation
img 7.5 - Uninstall confirmation.

After the uninstall is done and the plug-in does not exist in the workbench, the Eclipse IDE should be restarted to clean the memory from unwanted references. Just confirm the restart request.

Restart confirmation
img 7.6 - Restart confirmation.

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