In this article:

    Overview

    How can I tell if I'm running the latest version?

    How do automatic updates work?

    How do I manually update API Studio?

    "No updates were found." Why doesn't it show the new release?


Overview

RepreZen API Studio is self-updating software.  You can check for new updates manually at any time. Depending on your automatic update settings, API Studio can periodically check for new updates, and give you the option to install them. 


How can I tell if I'm running the latest version?

The Help > About RepreZen API Studio command will show the current version of API Studio: 



You can check the release notes on the RepreZen Community & Support portal to see whether the version you're running is the latest.


How do automatic updates work?

RepreZen hosts an Eclipse P2 repository at products.reprezen.com/reprezen/updates/release.


API Studio Desktop is configured by default to check for updates each time you start the application. If you have installed API Studio for Eclipse, the automatic update settings are determined by your Eclipse IDE distribution. However you installed API Studio, you can always inspect and change your automatic update settings in Eclipse Preferences:

 
If the automatic check for updates finds that a newer release is available, it will show a notification message like this:



You can click the message window to show the available update, and then click through the steps to install it. Note that this will check for new releases of any installed features, not just API Studio. So you may see that new releases are available for standard Eclipse plug-ins, or for third-party features installed in your IDE. 


How do I manually update API Studio?

You can run the Help > Check for Updates command to check for new releases of RepreZen API Studio and any another features installed in your IDE.


"No updates were found." Why doesn't it show the new release?

Eclipse caches some metadata from the configured update sites. It may not recognize that new updates are available until the cache expires, and a manual or automatic update causes Eclipse to reload the update sites.


You can force Eclipse to reload the RepreZen update site as described here:

  1. Go to Window > Preferences > Install/Update > Available Software Sites.

  2. There are two RepreZen update sites configured: one using the http protocol, and the other using https. Select the RepreZen Update Site at https://products.reprezen.com/reprezen/updates/release

  3. Click Reload, and click OK.  

  4. Click Help > Check for Updates to install the new release.