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Using nightly builds under Windows (XP or Vista)

First download a nightly build version of descent in here!

If you don't have descent installed previously over svn I recommend to do so!
Read the installation and configuration manuals at the descent project page at "Documentation", or go directly to "Installing the plugin".

Then follow these steps:

  1. Unpack the nightly build zip-file in a folder of your choice.
  2. Close any running eclipse instance.
  3. Change to the eclipse application folder (e.g. "C:\Program Files\eclipse" or at a 64bit Windows "C:\Program Files (x86)\eclipse" or wherever you've installed eclipse).
  4. Remove the old descent installation files at "eclipse\features\" called "descent.ui.DATE" (e.g. "descent.ui_0.5.2.20080501")
  5. Remove all the jar-files at "eclipse\plugins\" with a descent-prefix (e.g. "descent.astview_0.5.2.20080501.jar").
  6. Now move your previously unpacked nightly builds -folders ("features" and "plugins") to your eclipse installation location and merge them with the existing ones.
  7. Configure descent if necessary. To do so read "Configuring the plugin".
  8. Start eclipse and start a new d-project or continue your work on an existing project.

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