Removing extensions from Oracle JDeveloper 10.1.3
Oracle JDeveloper uses a plug-in API to integrate additional functionality into the IDE (Integrated Development Environment). In JDeveloper 10.1.3 these extensions are stored under the directory <JDev_Home>/jdev/extensions. Sometimes it could be necessary to remove extensions from JDeveloper. Because there is no deinstall function in JDeveloper for these extensions you should know the manual steps:
- First it is a good idea to get an overview which extensions are being used. You find that out
- by calling the menu option Help => About (tab Extensions)
- by calling the menu option Tools => Preferences => Extensions
Unchecking an extension only prevent if from being loaded but does not remove it from the disk.
- To remove the unwanted extension you have to delete the associated jar-file and sometimes an associated directory under <JDev_Home>/jdev/extensions. But that’s only half the way. Each time JDeveloper is started it reinstalls the extensions from <JDev_Home>/jdev/tmp/update. So you have to delete the extension (normally a zip-file) from that directoy too.