- Initial Setup (Common Steps)
- Install From Eclipse Marketplace
- Install From Update Site
- Install From Update Site Zip (Scripted)
Initial Setup (Common Steps)
1. First, download the correct version of Eclipse for your platform which is compatible with the version of JBoss Tools you plan to install. We recommend you start with the Eclipse 4.3 (Kepler) IDE for Java EE Developers in order to install JBoss Tools 4.0 (less dependencies to download). If no bundle is available for your platform, or if you would prefer a smaller download, choose the Eclipse 4.3 Platform Runtime Binary - Eclipse will then download only the bare essentials needed for JBoss Tools. Fedora users can simply `
yum install eclipse-platform`.
- Eclipse 4.3 Kepler Bundles (including Eclipse 4.3 (Kepler) IDE for Java EE Developers)
- Other Versions, Platforms, Options
2. Next, unpack Eclipse somewhere on your drive, eg., ~/eclipse or c:\eclipse
3. If you do not already have Java 7 (or 6) installed and in your path, download and install that. Fedora users, `
yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk-devel`. Note that gcj/gij is not supported.
Installation From Eclipse Marketplace
Installation From Update Site
Until JBoss Tools is available from the Eclipse Marketplace, you can instead install from an update site.
1. As above, you will need to first download the correct version of Eclipse for your platform, unpack it, install Java 7 (or 6), and launch Eclipse.
2. When Eclipse starts, go to
Help > Install New Software...
3. Paste in the URL of the update site you've chosen, such as:
Depending on your network location & speed, you may want to uncheck the checkbox for "Contact all update sites during install to find required software". Doing so should restrict your search to download.jboss.org rather than all the eclipse.org mirrors.
5. JBoss Central also provides you a way to install optional JBoss Tools & third party extras. Simply select the Software/Update tab, then select the features you'd like to install, and restart when prompted.