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Hi,
Can someone show how i could update eclipse to 3.2 without loosing the previous projects in my workspace?
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Just point the new version at your workspace
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You can do the following:

1. Install eclipse in different folder than the previous version of it.
2. From the installtion folder, run the new version of eclipse as:
    ./eclipse -data <old eclipse workspace location>
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>Just point the new version at your workspace
I have many new features and plug-ins added to the older version.
That is, i dont want to get a rid of my old version
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You could try copying the plugins folder into your new version if they're supported by the new version (and vice versa)
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> That is, i dont want to get a rid of my old version

you have to unfortunately.
To avoid doing it in the future create a seperate location to install your plugins.
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You don't have to get rid of your old version. Many people run more than one version of Eclipse.

I've just updated successfully and simply copied my plugins folder over. You don't need to copy each plugin separately as is suggested at that link.

For optimal ways to support several versions, see

http://blog.exis.com/colin/archives/2004/12/23/managing-plugins-in-eclipse/
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> I've just updated successfully and simply copied my plugins folder over. You don't need to copy each plugin separately as is suggested at that link.

dangerous practice and definitely not guaranteed to work

> For optimal ways to support several versions, see

already been mentioned
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>>dangerous practice and definitely not guaranteed to work

Nobody said it was guaranteed to work. In my case, there were errors in my IDE *until* i copied it over

>>already been mentioned

Where?
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i will get back to u all -- thanks
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