We are currently using Eclipse 3.7.1 EE with the STS plugin 2.8.1.
We had been installing the plugin from http://dist.springsource.com/release/TOOLS/update/e3.7. But since the release of 2.9.0, it seems that 2.8.1 is no longer available there. I was expecting to see older versions when I unchecked the box labeled "Show only the latest versions of software", but I did not. Is there a different update site that has the older versions? I don't want new developers creating their development environment using 2.9.0 until we have time to test it out with the rest of our ecosystem.
A related question: is it possible to archive the STS plugin? Some plugins (e.g. JRebel) are provided in a bundle that can be downloaded and stored locally. This would let us remove one dependency on network connectivity, and also generally feel like we're a bit more in control of our dependencies.