By default i use a clean Eclipse EE
and use the feature of linked plugins. This is a great
feature, because all
plugins will be loacated in a own folder and do not touch the
Installation. It was used primarily to manage or test product
Create a folder under your Eclipse installation named
Than place a file there "flexbuilder3.lnk" with the entry
path=F:\\AdobeFlexBuilder3\\eclipse. The path is the location
for your installed Flexbuilder 3.
Restart Eclipse and now all the plugins and feature
should be read from the path referred by the
All other plugins like PHPIDE, Aptana, Ant4Eclipse... will
work with perfect,
but the Flexbuilder Plugin will only run with a lot of
Now i add a add the
as a Eclipse Update New Local Site. This will add all
and features files to the Eclipse folder plugins and
This is the only way, that i found, to run Flexbuilder 3
with Eclipse EE.
The bad news are, that with this installation the clean
Eclipse (the “Easy” way of installing Eclipse
Plugins) will be destroyed.
The “Copy” approach just bloats the eclipse
installation and you cannot
remove/uninstall the plugin easily. With links approach, you
can just remove the “link”
file and the plugin is uninstalled.