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A configuration is the set of plug-ins available in a particular instance of the Eclipse Platform.  A given installation of Eclipse may contain hundreds or even thousands of plug-ins.  More than one Eclipse-based application can share this same install location, but they don&#146;t always want to use all the same plug-ins.  When Eclipse is started, a <i>configurator</i> determines what subset of the installed pool of plug-ins will be used for that particular instance of the platform.  By default, all installed plug-ins will be in the configuration, but a configuration can be customized to contain different groups of plug-ins. Go to '''Help &gt; Software Updates &gt; Manage Configuration''' to see and modify what plug-ins are in your configuration.
instance of the Eclipse Platform.  A given installation of Eclipse may contain
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hundreds or even thousands of plug-ins.  More than one Eclipse-based application
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can share this same install location, but they don&#146;t always want to use all
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the same plug-ins.  When Eclipse is started, a <i>configurator</i> determines
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what subset of the installed pool of plug-ins will be used for that particular instance
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of the platform.  By default, all installed plug-ins will be in the configuration, but  
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a configuration can be customized to contain different groups of plug-ins. Go
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to '''Help &gt; Software Updates &gt; Manage Configuration''' to see
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and modify what plug-ins are in your configuration.
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<hr><font size=-2>This FAQ was originally published in [http://www.eclipsefaq.org Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs]. Copyright 2004, Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. This text is made available here under the terms of the [http://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html Eclipse Public License v1.0].</font>
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Latest revision as of 21:55, 29 May 2006

A configuration is the set of plug-ins available in a particular instance of the Eclipse Platform. A given installation of Eclipse may contain hundreds or even thousands of plug-ins. More than one Eclipse-based application can share this same install location, but they don’t always want to use all the same plug-ins. When Eclipse is started, a configurator determines what subset of the installed pool of plug-ins will be used for that particular instance of the platform. By default, all installed plug-ins will be in the configuration, but a configuration can be customized to contain different groups of plug-ins. Go to Help > Software Updates > Manage Configuration to see and modify what plug-ins are in your configuration.

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This FAQ was originally published in Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs. Copyright 2004, Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. This text is made available here under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0.