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