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This tutorial describes how to install a new feature in Odysseus.You may also have a look at How to update Odysseus.

A list of available features can be found at Features and Components (or can be seen in a later step when the update site is loaded). However, in this tutorial we will install the optional database feature as an example. The installation process correlates to the update mechanism of Eclipse and works as follows:

1. Open the install dialog

Open "Help" and then "Install New Software..." to open the install dialog

2. Choose the Odysseus update site

Choose the Update site from the "work with" dropdown, althouhg it should be already there, it is located at

3. Choose the features

You should now see all available features. If you choose the options "Group items by category", the features are categorized into two groups: "Odysseus" and "Product Definitions". The first one holds all additional features that can be installed. So, at this point you should choose the features you want to install. In our example, we choose the "Database Feature". Press "Next".

4. Check dependencies

Now, the installation should automatically check all dependencies. There are some features that depend on other features so that the install mechanism tries to resolve this by adding missing features. Finally, all needed features are listed. Press "Next".

5. Installation

The installation process should now fetches all needed plugins and features from the update site and installs them. Since the features are not signed, you have to confirm the security warning.

6. Restart

Finally, you have to restart Odysseus. You're done.

7. Check installation (optional)

If you want to check the installation or if you want to know what features are already installed, you can open the "About Odysseus Studio 2" dialog from the "Help" and open "Installation Details".

You shold now see all installed featured


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