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How Do I Install an Eclipse Plugin from a *.zip File?

If you aren't able to install from the Help\Install New Software menu, it is probably because the zip file doesn't have the content.jar/artifacts.jar needed to do so. You will need to navigate to where you've installed Eclipse, then follow these steps: 1. Navigate to the Dropin drectory2. Create a new subdirectory (folder).3. Expand the zip file to the subdirectory folder. 4. Restart Eclipse5. Under the Windows\Open Perspective menu, look for your plugin ......

Eclipse Project:: How do I add an external *.jar file to my project?

1. Navigate to the project. Right-click, go to the Properties menu.
2. Go to the Java Build Path. Choose Libraries. Click the Add External JARs button.
3. Select the jar file/library to add.

NOTE: For projects you own, that you would like to add, use the Add JARs button instead.

What is a "jar" file?

Simply, JAR stands for Java ARchive. It's like a ZIP (Windows) or TAR (Unix/Linux) file with multiple other files contained within it. So, in the case of the *.jar files--what you're compressing are classes that your application/framework needs. was the very short version... if you're looking for a much richer explanation... jump over to Behrouz Fallahi's page... ( ......