The Essential Widgets are delivered as a ZIP file containing the widgets Java archive (JAR) file and the supporting files.
This article describes the process for applying a new update of the Essential Widgets
Before you start the Essential Widgets update, please save your work and close Protege.
Updates to the Essential Widgets are installed in the same way as a new installation. However, applying an update requires some additional tasks, as follows:
If you wish to preserve the history of Essential Viewer servers that you have been publishing to, you must take a back up of the history file.
This history only contains a list of Essential Viewer reporting service URLs that have been successfully used. For most installations, where only one or two reporting services are used, preserving the history may not be appropriate.
Open your file browser and navigate to:
Copy history.xml to a safe temporary location, e.g. your desktop
To ensure that the update does not get confused with any existing installations of the Essential Widgets, remove the existing installation as follows:
Delete the folder:
Unpack the ZIP file to produce a folder called: com.enterprise_architecture.essential.widgets
Move (or optionally copy) this folder to:
Open Protege and from the file menu, select Help->About Plugins...
From this list, select 'Essential Architecture Manager Report Tab' Check that the version number reported is the same as that of the update that you've just applied. If so, then the update is complete.
If you have saved your publish history and the update has been applied correctly (as described in Step 4), restore it now by copying history.xml from your temporary safe location to: