I haven’t been able to get Eclipse 3.3 to pick up the Sybase PowerDesigner plugins for Eclipse yet. Normally, a simple text file com.sybase.powerdesigner.eclipse.link containing the path to the PowerDesigner directory is sufficient:
path=C:\\\\Program Files\\\\Sybase\\\\PowerDesigner 12
Since I was unable to get Eclipse to see the plugin, I thought I would try the local update site method. IIRC, this will use the same mechanism to load the plugins (after the files are copied). The difference is that the local update site method copies plugins and will periodically check the local update site (C:\\Program Files\\Sybase\\PowerDesigner 12\\Eclipse) for updates.
Apparently when adding a local update site, Eclipse tries to point the install directory to %USER%\\.eclipse\\org.eclipse directory or to C:\\Program Files\\eclipse 3.3 EE. grr. So, let’s add the real %ECLIPSE_HOME% to the install list.
Update operation has failed
Error retrieving the plug-in entry: “com.sybase.powerdesigner.eclipse.pdm.dtp_12.5.0”. [The file “/C:/Program Files/Sybase/PowerDesigner 12/Eclipse/plugins/com.sybase.powerdesigner.eclipse.pdm.dtp_12.5.0.jar” does not exist.]
The file “/C:/Program Files/Sybase/PowerDesigner 12/Eclipse/plugins/com.sybase.powerdesigner.eclipse.pdm.dtp_12.5.0.jar” does not exist.
I had to rule out that the spaces in the path to the PowerDesigner directory were not the problem. I copied the C:\\Program Files\\Sybase\\PowerDesigner 12\\Eclipse into the C:\\pbtest\\Eclipse directory. Same results. 🙁
There is something odd going on here. Either the simple text file com.sybase.powerdesigner.eclipse.link in %ECLIPSE_HOME%\\links or the method above should work. hmmmm
UPDATE: I’ve opened a case with Sybase Technical Support regarding this matter.