Following an update site
How to add a plugin distribution site to your Fiji installation
This tutorial will explain how to add a plugin distribution site to your install of Fiji such that the plugins maintained there will be installed and updated just like normal Fiji plugins.
In this tutorial we'll be adding plugins from the distribution site at genomics.lbl.gov/~gavin/FijiPlugins.
Start the Fiji updater
First, start the updater:
And click on the 'Advanced' button:
Click on the 'Manage update sites' button to bring up the site management dialog:
Click the 'Add' button and fill in the name of your choice for the site and the url, which would be provided by the plugin's author or distributor.
Close the dialog and the list of plugins available on the site will show up:
You can select whether you want to install a particular plugin by changing the choice in the status/action column. In this case, there's only one plugin available (including a required jar file), so we're going to install all files. Click on 'Apply Changes' and the updates will be installed:
Restart Fiji as instructed to finish the install. Check to see that the plugin works:
...and that's all there is to it.