How install (or check availability) patch and update under Eclipse ?

Document created by Pascal Irrle Employee on Jun 25, 2015Last modified by Diana Torres on Feb 28, 2017
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Eclipse - How can I install (check for) patch and update ?

            Valid for all Eclipse versions - CW for MCU, CW for PA, etc ...

 

 

By default when an update (sometimes for patches too) is available a message will appear under Eclipse

 

If you click on the message a new dialog will appear

 

 

Via the Help Menu

 

Via the Help Menu you can access 2 features:

  • Check for Updates:

to update packages already installed

  • Install New Software …

to install new plugins.

     

 

Notes:

  • To avoid problem we recommend to execute “Check for Updates” after to have executed “Install New Software”.

 

 

Install New Software …

 

This is a generic Eclipse feature and you must select a Software Site which could be:

  • Associated to a web link

This is the case for CodeWarrior Eclipse tools: MCU V10.6 for instance.

The correct link is proposed in the Software Sites list.

http://freescale.com/lgfiles/updates/Eclipse/MCU10_6/com.freescale.mcu.updatesite

 

  • Associated to a local file

      You can download a patch on your PC (most of the time a .zip file) and install it.

      After to have downloaded a patch, you must add it in the Software Sites.

      Click on Add…

    

 

                       Via Archive you can select the file you’ve downloaded.

                       It will be added in the Software Sites list.

 

 

Notes:

Sometimes you can not install all patches/Updates at same time.

Some patches/updates require a patch or an update already installed to be applied.

To install all patches and updates you could need to execute several time the process and re-start Eclipse between 2 processes.

 

 

Attached you will find a doc showing an example for MCU V10.6 using the 2 features:

  • Install New Software …
  • Check for Updates – not really used here.

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