Eclipse M5 Painless Upgrade

Man, I love Eclipse more and more every day. I’ve been using it for almost a year and it just keeps getting better. The fabulous Eclipse team released Eclipse 2.1 M5 a couple of hours ago and I fetched it shortly thereafter. Wanna know how the install went?

  1. I shut down the instance I had running
  2. Squirreled away trusty M4 version for safe-keeping
  3. Unzipped the M5 distro
  4. Copied my workspace folder from M4 to M5
  5. Copied my plugins over from M4
  6. Fired up the new version

Why can’t all installs be that easy?

If you are an Eclipse user, think about getting this version. There are quite a few tasty new features lurking about in there.