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# If prompted with a '''Security Warning''' that you're about to install '''unsigned content''', click ''' OK '''
 
# If prompted with a '''Security Warning''' that you're about to install '''unsigned content''', click ''' OK '''
 
#* '' Important note:  All content in the STEM Add-ons site is hosted by the Eclipse Foundation and approved by STEM.  There is no security risk to install add-ons. ''
 
#* '' Important note:  All content in the STEM Add-ons site is hosted by the Eclipse Foundation and approved by STEM.  There is no security risk to install add-ons. ''
# When prompted to restart STEM, select '''Restart Now'''
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# When prompted to restart, if all your changes are saved, click '''Restart Now'''.  Otherwise, click ''' Not Now ''', save any changes, and restart STEM before trying to use new features.
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# When STEM starts back up, your new features should be available for use.
  
 
== Available Add-ons ==
 
== Available Add-ons ==

Revision as of 18:06, 23 May 2011

About

STEM now offers the ability for users to selectively "add-on" new features not bundled with the STEM download. This functionality enables us to deliver rich new functionality that ordinarily couldn't be made available due to size or other concerns, such as new denominator data or disease models.

Getting and Installing Add-Ons

STEM utilizes the Eclipse Update mechanism built into the application to select, download, and install additional features.

  1. 'Make sure you're running STEM version 1.2.1 or later
  2. Open STEM
  3. Select the Help menu and choose Install New Software
    STEM-Addons-InstallNewSoftware.png
  4. When the Install window opens, select STEM Add-ons from the Work With: drop down menu
    STEM-Addons-SelectRepository.png
  5. Wait for STEM to contact the repository and download the list of available features
  6. Choose the features you want to install by selecting the checkboxes next to the feature in the list
    STEM-Addons-SelectFeatures.png
  7. When you have selected everything you wish to install, click Next
  8. On the Install Details page, verify the features you wish to install. When finished, click Next
  9. On the Review Licenses page, read and accept any licenses associated with the features.
    • If you accept the terms, select I accept the terms of the license agreement and click Finish .
    • If you do not accept the license terms, click Cancel
  10. The installer will now begin downloading the selected features. Depending on the size, this process may take a while.
  11. If prompted with a Security Warning that you're about to install unsigned content, click OK
    • Important note: All content in the STEM Add-ons site is hosted by the Eclipse Foundation and approved by STEM. There is no security risk to install add-ons.
  12. When prompted to restart, if all your changes are saved, click Restart Now. Otherwise, click Not Now , save any changes, and restart STEM before trying to use new features.
  13. When STEM starts back up, your new features should be available for use.

Available Add-ons

Current Add-ons Available in STEM include:

  • 2001 Earth Science Data
    • Global data for 2001 average rainfall, temperature, and vegetation coverage
  • 2002 Earth Science Data
    • Global data for 2002 average rainfall, temperature, and vegetation coverage
  • 2003 Earth Science Data
    • Global data for 2003 average rainfall, temperature, and vegetation coverage
  • 2004 Earth Science Data
    • Global data for 2004 average rainfall, temperature, and vegetation coverage
  • 2005 Earth Science Data
    • Global data for 2005 average rainfall, temperature, and vegetation coverage
  • 2006 Earth Science Data
    • Global data for 2006 average rainfall, temperature, and vegetation coverage
  • 2007 Earth Science Data
    • Global data for 2007 average rainfall, temperature, and vegetation coverage
  • 2008 Earth Science Data
    • Global data for 2008 average rainfall, temperature, and vegetation coverage
  • 2009 Earth Science Data
    • Global data for 2009 average rainfall, temperature, and vegetation coverage
  • 2010 Earth Science Data
    • Global data for 2010 average rainfall, temperature, and vegetation coverage