Template:Ecl installation

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Install Eclipse {{{type}}}

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


For this course you will be using the workspace defined in /Eclipse_Platform/{{{type}}}/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)
  • You have to install also a new repository system Subversive (SVN) from Eclipse (be aware that SVN is an project in incubation and this is an early access).
    • Steps to install SVN in Eclipse:
  1. Start Eclipse and define the workspace (in Workspace Launcher dialog box; type as required: ./wksp/hello).
  2. Click Help->Install New Software....
  3. In the Install dialog box click on "Available Software Sites" (the link below the Add button)
    1. In the new dialog box called Preferences type in the highlighted edit box: sub
    2. In the Name - Location you must have now the location: http://download.eclipse.org/technology/subversive/0.7/update-site/
    3. Click the check box and click the button Reload
      1. A dialog box called Test Connection is displayed and you can access the site the click OK (otherwise if the site is not active you cannot download the software.
    4. Click OK to end the Preferences dialog box.
    5. Click the combo-box 'Work-with' arrow.
      1. At this point you must the the URL selected previously namely http://download.eclipse.org/technology/subversive/0.7/update-site/

You may also install JUnit Test

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