It’s now possible (thanks to some help from engineers at ITT VIS) to get IDLdoc updates via the update mechanism built into the IDL Workbench. This means that you can add a new “Remote update site” that is queried for new updates when you start the Workbench. I think this is a really interesting way to distribute software; I hope I can “subscribe” to other IDL libraries in the future.

For those experienced in getting Eclipse plugins, the URL is

http://updates.idldev.com

For more detailed instructions, see the Workench Updates page on the IDLdoc project site.

One note: if you already have IDLdoc in your !path, you might have to remove it from your path to see the new version.