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Code Composer Studio v5 uses the Eclipse update manager to check for updates.
This allows you to check for updates to Code Composer Studio, third party emulation drivers as well as updates to other Eclipse plug-in packages that you have installed.
Some instances where this may be necessary: If your computer resides behind a firewall you may have to setup the proxy information so that CCS can get to our Eclipse update site.
To access this functionality, simply go to menu Help -- This screen has several fields and options: The Work with: drop-down selection refers to which configured update site is selected.
Whatever is shown in this list is directly related to the update sites configured in CCS, as shown in the Managing Update Sites/Servers section below.
These settings can be changed via the Preferences dialog by going to Windows -- You can also manually check for updates, which is useful if you recently added a update site, repository or simply disabled the Automatic verification and prefers doing it at your own convenience. This will parse all the pre-configured update sites at the section Managing Update Sites/Server section below and bring up a list of available updates.
This list is very similar to what is shown when using the Automatic update process shown above.
Note: in the case of compiler tools, it will show the latest minor releases of all the major streams.
As an example, if this box is unchecked the result shows all streams of 5.2.x (5.2.0 is the only one available) and all streams of 5.1.x (5.1.9, 5.1.8, etc.): If you need to install an entirely new feature or add a component to an existing CCS installation, such as adding support for a new processor family that was not previously installed or adding a new JTAG debugger family or manufacturer, you will have to run the CCS installer again.
Note: sometimes the software being installed may fail due to reasons like permissions (more common in Linux) or incompatibility between the existing CCS release and the software to be installed (more common if using older CCS releases).
In all cases, read carefully the error message to solve the issue.
Alternatively, a specific plug-in or update site can be selected by going to menu Help -- Installing new software is the way CCS and Eclipse define a feature or capability that is not yet currently installed.