P2 update site
This is just a eclipse p2 plugin update site and not a “real” web site.
The p2 update site has following structure:
features/ *.jar plugins/ *.jar content.jar artifacts.jar site.xml
Usage in eclipse
Just search for the plugin in eclipse marketplace client of your eclipse installation and trigger the install there. Then there is no manual setup necessary !
The eclipse markeplace client will automatically
- add the update-site location
- check for plugin updates
- handle update-location changes (e.g. update-site has been moved to another URL/provider)
The eclipse marketplace is normally “the way to go”, because it is central, convenient, update-site changes - even location changes - are automatically distributed and much more benefits. But if you really need another way to install the plugin you can use the update-site directly or create your own local site:
Add update-site manually
Window -> Preferences
sitein search field
Available Software Sites
Add..., follow instructions and use this update site location URL
Provide as local update sites
If you want to provide the plugin by a local update site - e.g. when no internet connection to eclipse maretplace is possible/allowed - you can simply copy the complete content structure to your local disk. After this you have to do same steps described before to add the update-site manually, but instead of the URL of this site you simple use your local update site path.