After I got my laptop setup with ubuntu, my desktop started having issues. The main partition quit booting up Windows 2000, so I replaced it with a fresh install of Windows XP. After installing 16 essential security updates, Service Pack 2, 86 MORE security updates, then 2 more security updates, it was time to install Eclipse.

On my laptop, it took me forever to get the correct pieces installed to get some plug-ins I hadn't used before. Whenever one plug-in relied on some other piece, it would just give an error message that "xyz relies on a.b.c.d". (I had the worst time trying to install Subclipse.)

One thing I love about the ubuntu package manager is that if you wanted something that relied on something else, it would give a list of what else it needed to install: "Is this OK? [Ok / Cancel] Why can't Eclipse work like that?

Anyway, rather than hunt down the list of packages again, I figured I'd just copy down the list of Remote Sites I had from the Linux install.

Help > Software Updates > Find and Install > Search for new features to install > Next

With 20 sites, I wasn't looking forward to it until I noticed the "Export sites" button.

Here's the current list of plug-ins I have installed in Eclipse 3.3 (Europa). Just copy this to a file named "eclipse_bookmarks.xml" and import it the next time you have to install from scratch.

Eclipse 3.3 bookmarks.xml
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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
2<bookmarks>
3 <site name="Subclipse"
4    url="http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.2.x" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

5 <site name="Buckminster"
6    url="http://download.eclipse.org/tools/buckminster/updates" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

7 <site name="Subversive"
8    url="http://download.eclipse.org/technology/subversive/0.7/update-site/" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

9 <site name="CFEclipse"
10    url="http://www.cfeclipse.org/update" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

11 <site name="Aptana"
12    url="http://update.aptana.com/install/studio/3.2/" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

13 <site name="Subversive SVN connectors update site 2.0.x"
14    url="http://www.polarion.org/projects/subversive/download/eclipse/2.0/update-site/" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

15 <site name="Subversive update site 0.7.x (Incubation)"
16    url="http://download.eclipse.org/technology/subversive/0.7/update-site/" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

17 <site name="The Eclipse Project Updates"
18    url="http://update.eclipse.org/updates/3.3" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

19 <site name="Web Tools Platform (WTP) Updates"
20    url="http://download.eclipse.org/webtools/updates" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

21 <site name="Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) Update Site"
22    url="http://download.eclipse.org/tools/gef/update-site/releases/site.xml" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

23 <site name="Dali Java Persistence API Tools (JPA) Updates"
24    url="http://download.eclipse.org/webtools/updates/" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

25 <site name="Data Tools Platform (DTP) Updates"
26    url="http://download.eclipse.org/datatools/updates" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

27 <site name="XML Schema Infoset Model (XSD) Updates"
28    url="http://download.eclipse.org/modeling/emf/updates/" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

29 <site name="Model Developement Tools (MDT) Updates"
30    url="http://download.eclipse.org/modeling/mdt/updates/" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

31 <site name="Subclipse update site"
32    url="http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.2.x" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

33 <site name="Eclipse Modeling Framework Technologies (EMFT) Updates"
34    url="http://download.eclipse.org/technology/emft/updates/" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

35 <site name="Europa Discovery Site"
36    url="http://download.eclipse.org/releases/europa" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

37 <site name="Mylyn Extras"
38    url="http://download.eclipse.org/tools/mylyn/update/extras" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

39 <site name="Mylyn"
40    url="http://download.eclipse.org/tools/mylyn/update/e3.3" web="false" selected="false" local="false"/>

41</bookmarks>

I'm putting this here for my own reference, but I figured it might help someone else too. I'll try and keep it updated as I add more plug-ins.