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Chapter 5. Upgrading CodeReady Studio

Depending on your need, refer to the respective sections to upgrade CodeReady Studio.

5.1. Upgrading major versions of CodeReady Studio

Each major version of CodeReady Studio is based on a different version of Eclipse. As a result, it is not possible to update an older major version of CodeReady Studio to a newer major version. For example, it is not possible to update a devstudio 10.x installation to 11.x, nor is it possible to update a 11.x installation to 12.x. However, it is possible to use the workspaces created using CodeReady Studio 11.x with CodeReady Studio 12.x.

The following table details the version of Eclipse supported with each major version of Red Hat CodeReady Studio:

Table 5.1. Eclipse Version Support Matrix

Red Hat CodeReady Studio VersionBase Eclipse Version

CodeReady Studio 12.11

Eclipse SimRel 2019-03 GA

CodeReady Studio 12.9

Eclipse SimRel 2018-09 GA

CodeReady Studio 12.0

Eclipse 4.8 (Photon)

CodeReady Studio 11.x

Eclipse 4.7 (Oxygen)

Red Hat CodeReady Studio 10.x

Eclipse 4.6 (Neon)

Red Hat CodeReady Studio 9.x

Eclipse 4.5 (Mars)

5.2. Updating minor versions of Red Hat CodeReady Studio

You can update your Red Hat CodeReady Studio to the latest minor versions within the major release. For example, you can update your Red Hat CodeReady Studio 12.0 installation to 12.9.


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 Red Hat CodeReady Studio 12.x 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 Red Hat CodeReady 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 is listed or, if not listed, add it.
  3. Close the Preferences window.
  4. Click Help > Check for Updates.
  5. For any Red Hat CodeReady 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.

After updating is complete, you are prompted to restart the IDE. Click Yes to restart immediately or No to save any unsaved changes to open projects. Note that IDE changes do not take effect until the IDE is restarted.