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''The information on this page applies to'' ''' STEM version 1.2.1 or later'''
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== About ==
 
== 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.
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STEM now offers the ability for users to selectively "add-on" new features not bundled with the main STEM download.  This enables us to deliver rich new functionality that ordinarily couldn't be made available due to size or other concerns, such as additional denominator data or disease models.
  
 
== Getting and Installing Add-Ons ==
 
== Getting and Installing Add-Ons ==
 
STEM utilizes the Eclipse Update mechanism built into the application to select, download, and install additional features.
 
STEM utilizes the Eclipse Update mechanism built into the application to select, download, and install additional features.
  
# Make sure you're running '''STEM version 1.2.1 or later'''
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# Open the STEM application. Make sure you're running '''STEM version 1.2.1 or later'''.
# Open STEM
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# Select the '''Help''' menu and choose '''Install New Software'''  
 
# Select the '''Help''' menu and choose '''Install New Software'''  
 
#: [[Image:STEM-Addons-InstallNewSoftware.png]]
 
#: [[Image:STEM-Addons-InstallNewSoftware.png]]
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#: [[Image:STEM-Addons-SelectRepository.png|400px]]
 
#: [[Image:STEM-Addons-SelectRepository.png|400px]]
 
# '''Wait for STEM to contact the repository and download the list of available features'''
 
# '''Wait for STEM to contact the repository and download the list of available features'''
# Choose the features you want to install by selecting the checkboxes next to the feature in the list
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# Choose the features you want to install by selecting the checkboxes next to the feature name in the list
 
#: [[Image:STEM-Addons-SelectFeatures.png|400px]]
 
#: [[Image:STEM-Addons-SelectFeatures.png|400px]]
 
# When you have selected everything you wish to install, click ''' Next '''
 
# When you have selected everything you wish to install, click ''' Next '''
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# ''The installer will now begin downloading the selected features.''  ''' Depending on the size, this process may take a while. '''
 
# ''The installer will now begin downloading the selected features.''  ''' Depending on the size, this process may take a while. '''
 
# 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 the STEM project.  There is no security risk to install add-ons. ''
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#* '' Important note:  STEM Add-on features are hosted by the Eclipse Foundation and approved by the STEM project.  These add-ons pose no security risk. ''
 
#: [[Image:STEM-Addons-SecurityWarning.png]]
 
#: [[Image:STEM-Addons-SecurityWarning.png]]
# When the install finishes, you will be prompted to restart
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# When the install finishes, you will be prompted to restart STEM
 
#* If all your changes are saved, click '''Restart Now'''
 
#* 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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#* Otherwise, click '''Not Now''', save any changes, and restart STEM
 
#: [[Image:STEM-Addons-RestartNow.png]]
 
#: [[Image:STEM-Addons-RestartNow.png]]
# When STEM starts back up, your new features should be available for use
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# After restarting STEM, the new features should be available for use
  
 
== Available Add-ons ==
 
== Available Add-ons ==

Latest revision as of 16:13, 26 December 2011

The information on this page applies to STEM version 1.2.1 or later

About

STEM now offers the ability for users to selectively "add-on" new features not bundled with the main STEM download. This enables us to deliver rich new functionality that ordinarily couldn't be made available due to size or other concerns, such as additional 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. Open the STEM application. Make sure you're running STEM version 1.2.1 or later.
  2. Select the Help menu and choose Install New Software
    STEM-Addons-InstallNewSoftware.png
  3. When the Install window opens, select STEM Add-ons from the Work With: drop down menu
    STEM-Addons-SelectRepository.png
  4. Wait for STEM to contact the repository and download the list of available features
  5. Choose the features you want to install by selecting the checkboxes next to the feature name in the list
    STEM-Addons-SelectFeatures.png
  6. When you have selected everything you wish to install, click Next
  7. On the Install Details page, verify the features you wish to install. When finished, click Next
    STEM-Addons-ReviewFeatures.png
  8. On the Review Licenses page, read and accept any licenses associated with the features.
    STEM-Addons-AcceptLicense.png
    • 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
  9. The installer will now begin downloading the selected features. Depending on the size, this process may take a while.
  10. If prompted with a Security Warning that you're about to install unsigned content, click OK
    • Important note: STEM Add-on features are hosted by the Eclipse Foundation and approved by the STEM project. These add-ons pose no security risk.
    STEM-Addons-SecurityWarning.png
  11. When the install finishes, you will be prompted to restart STEM
    • If all your changes are saved, click Restart Now
    • Otherwise, click Not Now, save any changes, and restart STEM
    STEM-Addons-RestartNow.png
  12. After restarting STEM, the new features should be available for use

Available Add-ons

Current Add-ons Available in STEM include:

  • 2001-2011 Earth Science Data Bundle
    • Includes the 2001-2010 Earth Science features, including global data for average rainfall, temperature, and vegetation coverage
  • 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