The installation of MiWorkplace is really simple:
- Download MiWorkplace
- Extract the content of the zip file
MiWorkplace is an Eclipse RCP application and therefore uses a folder to store anything about the user state of the application like position and state of the parts of the application (like views), preferences, temporary files, etc.
If nothing is specified this folder will be created in the current directory (which is probably the application folder) and will be named workspace.
But as this is an Eclipse RCP application various things can be configured, see http://help.eclipse.org/juno/index.jsp?topic=%2Forg.eclipse.platform.doc.isv%2Freference%2Fmisc%2Fruntime-options.html .
The data option gives you the ability to specify another location for the workspace folder.
./miworkplace -data /home/mihael/devel/miworkplace-workspace
Now you can update the application just be replacing the application folder as the workspace is stored someplace else (and not inside the application folder).