Monday, July 21, 2008

Equinox P2 - Thanks for "Revert Configuration"

You know - there are some problems using P2, but today it was good using P2. After Updating to Mylyn 3.0.1 I couldn't open the Task List View:

(s.a. Bugzilla 241524)

But this is no problem - with P2 you're in luck: you can always revert to previous configurations:

Help | Software Updates | Installed Software | Revert Configuration

Find and select the configuration using Mylyn 3.0.0, hit Finish, restart Eclipse and you're done. Thats all you have to do !

... all runs as before :-)

Some asked why P2 doesn't remove unused bundles - think its clear now: P2 needs them to be able to revert to older configurations. Did you remember the old days before P2 how much time is costs to fix an update disaster ?

Thanks P2 :-) ...I saved much time.

in german

1 comment:

Chris Aniszczyk (zx) said...

What's funny about this is that this time, revert configuration actually works with p2!!! :)

In the past, the old UM was notoriously bad with its revert configuration functionality (i.e., bricking your Eclipse)