Chapter 10. Upgrading JBoss Developer Studio

Depending on your need, refer to the following sections to upgrade JBoss Developer Studio:

10.1. Upgrading Major Versions of 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 9.x installation to 10.x, nor is it possible to update a 10.x installation to 11.x. However, it is possible to use the workspaces created using JBoss Developer Studio 10.x with JBoss Developer Studio 11.x.


If you have installed JBoss Developer Studio using the RPM package, you can also upgrade from one major version to another. Installation using RPM uninstalls and then re-installs the newest versions of JBoss Developer Studio and Eclipse. For details to update JBoss Developer Studio installed using the RPM package, refer to Section 10.3, “Updating JBoss Developer Studio Installed Using RPM”.

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

Table 10.1. Eclipse Version Support Matrix

JBoss Developer Studio VersionBase Eclipse Version

JBoss Developer Studio 11.0

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)

10.2. Updating Minor Versions of 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 10.3 installation to 10.4.


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 10.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 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 or No to save any unsaved changes to open projects. Note that IDE changes do not take effect until the IDE is restarted.

10.3. Updating JBoss Developer Studio Installed Using RPM

If you have installed JBoss Developer Studio using the RPM package, you can not update using the package manager and must unistall rh-eclipse46 and then install rh-eclipse47. It is possible to retain rh-eclipse46 and also install rh-eclipse47.

To uninstall JBoss Developer Studio completely, including Eclipse and the included plugins, use the following command:

$ sudo yum remove rh-eclipse46*

To install rh-eclipse47 see, Chapter 7, Installing JBoss Developer Studio Using RPM.