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Update Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio

Updated 2018-08-08T19:24:12+00:00

Updating Major Versions of Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio

Each major version of JBoss Developer Studio is based on a different version of Eclipse. As a result, it is not possible to update an older major version of JBoss Developer Studio to a newer major version. For example, it is not possible to update a devstudio 8.x installation to 9.x, nor is it possible to update a 9.x installation to 10.x. However, it is possible to use the workspaces created using JBoss Developer Studio 9.x with JBoss Developer Studio 10.x.

The following table details the version of Eclipse supported with each major version of JBoss Developer Studio:

JBoss Developer Studio Version Base Eclipse Version
JBoss Developer Studio 12.x Eclipse Photon (4.8)
JBoss Developer Studio 11.x Eclipse Oxygen (4.7)
JBoss Developer Studio 10.x Eclipse Neon (4.6)
JBoss Developer Studio 9.x Eclipse Mars (4.5)
JBoss Developer Studio 8.x Eclipse Luna (4.4)
JBoss Developer Studio 7.x Eclipse Kepler (4.3)
JBoss Developer Studio 6.x Eclipse Juno (4.2)

Updating Minor Versions of Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio

You can update your JBoss Developer Studio to the latest minor versions within the major release. For example, you can update your JBoss Developer Studio 9.0 installation to 9.1.

Warning: Before updating, back up your workspace. In addition to your project files, your workspace contains metadata about customized settings and preferences for the IDE. To back up your workspace, either copy the workspace directory to a backup location or save it as a compressed file.

You may be automatically notified by the IDE when the JBoss Developer Studio 9.y update is available, depending on your IDE settings for automatic updates.

Alternatively, use the following instructions to manually check for and apply the most recent JBoss Developer Studio update:

  1. In the IDE, click Window→Preferences, expand Install/Update and click Available Software Sites.
  2. In the Available Software Sites table, ensure the URL https://devstudio.redhat.com/10.0/stable/updates/ is listed or, if not listed, add it.
  3. Close the Preferences window.
  4. Click Help→Check for Updates.
  5. For any JBoss Developer Studio updates found, follow the on-screen instructions to apply the update.

During the update process, you may receive warnings about installing unsigned content. If this is the case, review the details of the content and if satisfied click OK to continue with the update. Once updating is complete, you are prompted to restart the IDE. Click Yes to restart immediately and No to save any unsaved changes to open projects. Note that IDE changes do not take effect until the IDE is restarted.