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My workflow for installing a new eclipse version (with AdT) – Eclipse 2020-06

So, Eclipse 2020-06 is here!

Here’s what I always do:

0. Trying to remember how I did things last time
1. Finding that blog on Lean Eclipse again
2. Find that comment, where I made that nice “all I need” block
3. Go to, in “latest release”, click on the highest version (today: 4.16)
4. Navigate to Eclipse SDK(1) + download that *.zip.
5. Check SHA256-sum: in PowerShell:

Get-FileHash -Algorithm SHA512 | Format-List

6. Unpack the ZIP, start eclipse.
8. When asked for workspace, give a dummy-workspace! (switch later; see )
7. Make the proper proxy-settings!
8. Add Adt: Install new software ->, klick, install, wait.
9. When it’s done (I check with help – about): Switch to the real workspace. (Eclipse will restart).
10. Open your project and keep on coding!
11. Don’t forget to “Pin to taskbar” -> for the next time starting up.

(1) note: I notice that Matthew Billingham recommended to use the much smaller “Platform Runtime Binary” in his blog – so maybe I’m not as lean as can be, but #WorksForMe!)


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      Author's profile photo Kai Sicker
      Kai Sicker


      I’ve got my Eclipse under ‘C:\Users\KaiSicker\OneDrive’ and all I had to do to update was to click
      Help -> Check for Updates:


      and after restart I was fine?




      Author's profile photo Joachim Rees
      Joachim Rees
      Blog Post Author

      Oh, so I might make thinks more complicated than needed....

      Thanks for the hint, I'll try that way next time!

      Author's profile photo Joachim Rees
      Joachim Rees
      Blog Post Author

      That "Check for Updates" Option didn't work for me, but this time I went with the "Platform Runtime Binary" instead of the SDK.

      Thanks Jörgen Lindqvist   for your blog which I followed.
      It was a good guidance, and worked very finde! (only had to check back here for the "Get-FileHash [file] -Algorithm SHA512 | Format-List"-Part. )

      So: I'm now on Eclipse 2021-03 (4.19), AdT 3.16.3 (

      Author's profile photo Joachim Rees
      Joachim Rees

      Nice to have this guide to walk me through!

      I am now on Eclipse 2021-09 (4.21) and AdT 3.20.2