When you say that you forced it forward, does that mean you created the Zend dropins folder manually before running the Plug-in Utility?
Or did you use some other means of forcing it?
The installer had the option to continue even though the "dropins" folder did not exist. When it was installed, I saw that the installer created a "dropins" folder with a file that looked like a link to some Flash Builder components.
I have exactly the same problem with my Zend Studio 8 - FB 4 installation (-> http://forums.adobe.com/message/3249865#3249865)
The steps there didn't helped resolving the issue but yes you are right the dropins folder doesn't exists in Zend Studio 8 and, if created manually or through the FB installer seems to be completely ignored.
There is now also a thread for this issue within the Zend-Forum, hopefully someone from Zend can help clearing some things up.
I experimented with the latest Zend Studio 8 trials on both platforms yesterday, and it looks a little different depending on which platform you're using:
On OS X, because Zend Studio is now contained entirely within the app bundle, it's tricky navigating to the proper eclipse folder with our Plug-in Utility. As it turns out, the Zend dropins folder does exist if you look down low enough:
When I typed that path into the Burrito Plug-in Utility manually, it found the dropins folder, and proceeded to install the link without complaint. However, the Zend dropins folder is not working properly on OS X either, as already found on Win, so it's not using the link.
On Win, Zend Studio 8 doesn't include the dropins folder in the first place, as noted earlier. Apparently, Zend doesn't have its dropins folder enabled on either Mac or Win.
To see if this problem is specific to dropin links, I downloaded the latest Orbit plugins from eclipse.org and tried adding those directly to the Zend dropins folder, instead of using a link. Zend doesn’t appear to recognize them either.
I'll check with our contact at Zend to see what happened.
Thank you guys.
Hopefully a fix or a work around can be issued. Do we have an ETA as to how long it will take to resolve this?
Are there any updates for this issue? Has anyone found any workarounds?
I heard back from our Zend Studio liaison today that Zend has confirmed this is a bug in ZS 8, with the dropins folder not enabled.
Also heard that they intend to fix it in an upcoming bug fix release, but we don't know yet when that will be released.