I had to do a clean install of Eclipse today and found myself stuck with a dodgy plug-in (subversive). However, when I went to the
Help menu, I did not find any option to uninstall software. IIRC, there was something along the lines of
Manage configuration here where you could go to makes changes and uninstall plug-ins.
The only thing relevant in the
Help menu was
Check for updates and
Install new software. Clicking the former immediately checked for updates and offered no other options. However the latter did offer a dialog box and there it was, sequestered towards the right hand bottom corner: an inconspicuous hyperlinked
What is already installed? option which when clicked brought up a new dialog box with a host of new options. Under the
Installed software tab was a list of all installed plug-ins and buttons below offering to update, uninstall or list properties of any selected plug-ins. Once located, uninstalling my offending plug-in was a breeze.
I don't know what the UI/UX/USUCK team were thinking when they came up with this gem. I expect that they have some warped reasoning - "we do not want you uninstalling plug-ins" oslt - behind the decision. But I fail to see any logic behind it.