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

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.