Reduce Eclipse ‘Install New Software’ Installation Time

In Eclipse, the usual way to add new plugins or extend the IDE is using the menu Help > Install New Software. Same thing for the newly released Freescale Kinetis Design Studio V3.0.0: I add the support for new devices in the Freescale Kinetis SDK from the SDK Eclipse update:

Installing Kinetis SDK v1.2 update in Eclipse

Installing Kinetis SDK v1.2 update in Eclipse

One thing I noticed with this (and all others updates I do) is that they take much time to install. That’s expected if the update needs to be downloaded from the web. But I was wondering why it takes so long even if the files are local?

Thanks to a tip (thank you, Marek!), there is a setting to cut the installation time :-). Continue reading

Editing Compiler Include (or other) Settings in Eclipse

So now I have carefully set up my compiler include paths in Eclipse to tell the GNU compiler where to find my header files:

Include Paths

Include Paths

The question is: how can I apply these settings to another project?

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