Getting rid of springsource

I migrated from the eclipse springsource gradle plugin to buildship. Now I am getting the following errors when I start up eclipse Unable to resolve plug-in “platform:/plugin/org.springsource.ide.eclipse.gradle.ui.taskview/icons/gradle-icon-16.png”.
at org.eclipse.core.internal.runtime.PlatformURLPluginConnection.parse(
at org.eclipse.core.internal.runtime.FindSupport.find(
at org.eclipse.core.runtime.FileLocator.find(
at org.eclipse.jface.resource.URLImageDescriptor.getStream(
at org.eclipse.jface.resource.URLImageDescriptor.getImageData(

I looked in my plugins and I do not see the springsource plugin and maybe that is what eclipse is saying but I do not know why it is trying to find it and/or what is referencing it. I have reinstalled Eclipse Mars.

make a new Eclipse workspace? Eclipse stores many references from your environment there.

The Eclipse platform sometimes load cached plugins even if they are deleted. Once you clean the cache the exception will disappear. To do that start your Eclipse instance with the following command:

./eclipse -clean

Most likely this error is because you had the STS Gradle ‘Task View’ open. When you start eclipse it will try to restore views you had open. If this is the case, you can probably still see the view with some error in it in your workbench. Just close that view, exit eclipse and restart.