Basics : Install Eclipse Plugins

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Install Java SE Development Kit

If one does not have Java installed, then the Java SE (JDK) must be installed:

  • Go to Java SE Downloads and click on Download JDK and follow the instructions. (attention at your operating system)
Set the env variable JAVA_HOME to {your installation directory}

Install Eclipse Basics

  • Go to Eclipse Downloads and choose Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (attention at operating system 32/64 bit).
  • Unzip the downloaded file in /Eclipse_Platform/Basics directory.
  • Start Eclipse (click the eclipse executable file in /Eclipse_Platform/Basics/eclipse directory
  • In the dialog box:Workspace Launcher -> Workspace type: ./wskp/{app-type} where {app-type} could be: hello or simple or lab

Follow this tutorial to create the first application

For this course you will be using the workspace defined in /Eclipse_Platform/Basics/eclipse/wksp/...

The root directory for this course is: Eclipse_Platform

  1. Basics/eclipse subdirectory
  2. OSGi/eclipse subdirectory
  3. RCP/eclipse subdirectory
  4. Mobile/
    1. Android/eclipse subdirectory
    2. BlackBerry/eclipse subdirectory
  5. Enterprise/
    1. Virgo/eclipse subdirectory
    2. WTP/eclipse subdirectory


  • {topic} must be: basics or osgi or rcp or android or blackberry or virgo or wtp
  • {subject} must be: hello or simple or lab
  • {subpack} a subpackage name (if need it for complex apps)

Check your working environment by running the Hello Sample from Course Repository

You may also want to install JUnit Library to be able to debug your applications.

To install JUnit follow the instructions:

  1. Download JUnit4.x.jar from the JUnit website . The download contains a "junit-4.*.jar" which is the JUnit library.
  2. To make JUnit available in your Java project you have to add the the JUnit library file to your Java classpath. (If you do not know how to do it, please use this Eclipse tutorial to learn how to add jar files to your Eclipse project).