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Installing and updating Talend Studio

This section shows you how to install and update your Talend Studio.

When installing Talend Studio 8.0, either using the installer or manually, a minimal version with some basic Data Integration features is installed. After installing Talend Studio, to use those features that are not shipped with Talend Studio by default, you need to install them through the Feature Manager. For more information, see Managing features in Talend Studio .

Talend provides monthly updates that contain new features and bug fixes for Talend Studio 8.0. After installing Talend Studio, you can configure how to update it. For more information, see Updating Talend Studio 8.0.

Talend Studio 8.0 downloads feature packages and monthly updates from update repositories. You need to configure the update repositories for its feature packages and updates in Talend Studio. Talend provides two official update repositories, and, for feature packages and monthly updates respectively. You can also set up your own update repositories by creating proxy repositories that link to the official Talend repositories or by hosting the official Talend repositories. For more information, see Configuring update repositories and Setting up update repositories for Talend Studio and Continuous Integration.

Talend Studio requires specific external modules, either third-party Java libraries or database drivers, to be installed to connect to sources and targets. You need to install those external modules for Talend Studio to work properly. Talend provides an official Nexus repository for those external modules. If you are working in collaborative mode, you can set up an artifact repository to allow Talend Studio to download, install, and store those external modules in a centralized and shared way. For more information, see Installing external modules and Setting up an artifact repository for sharing external modules in Talend Studio.
Talend Studio downloads external modules for components from the Talend official Nexus repository. Talend Studio downloads new features and bug fixes, as well as other 8.0 GA features, from the software update repositories.

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