Bug fix for Eclipse runtime plugin

This blog is intended to inform about bug fix that solves this issue. Before continuing further, one important note – the linux and mac users do not need to read further because this bug appears only on Windows. 

The problem was that the runtime plugin registered new runtime and server each time the Eclipse started. Users ended up with server view looking like this:

I have created new runtime plugin which is now available at the update site http://download.java.net/glassfish/eclipse/indigo (or the same ending with juno for Juno users). You will still need to unistall the buggy plugin and (optionally but recommended) to remove runtimes created by this plugin. Here is the guide how to install bugfix:

  1. Uninstall buggy runtime plugin via menu Help->About Eclipse->Installation details.
  2. Remove runtimes created by old plugin – via Window->Preferences->Server->Runtime Environment. After pressing remove button you may be asked if you want to remove also the servers based on runtime being removed. Recommended is to do so.

  3. Now you can install new runtime plugin. Go to Help->Install New Software.

You may ask why I haven‘t provided the update for buggy runtime which could be installed via Check for updates feature of Eclipse. It has two main reasons:

  • The bug fix is needed only for Windows users so I didn't want to bother other users by updating working plugin.
  • The runtime plugin has had structure that was not quite suitable for Eclipse update. This structure is now changed so future bugs (I am sure that there will be no such ;)) can be fixed by standard update.
Have a good one!

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