- 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
2. Note that the Visual Page Editor in JBoss Tools does not run with 64-bit JVMs on Windows and Mac. If you require this, please use a 32-bit JVM instead. Details at right.
3. There is now an experimental, unsupported way to run the Visual Page Editor with a 64-bit JVM on 64-bit Windows. Click for details.
4. Double-click the Eclipse icon. Advanced users can open a terminal and run `
~/path/to/eclipse -vm /path/to/bin/java` or see more startup options.
5. When Eclipse starts, go to
Help > Eclipse Marketplace..., then search for "
jboss tools". Click the
Install... button for JBoss Tools (Kepler). Alternatively, you can simply drag this button into a running Eclipse instance:
Installation From Update Site
While JBoss Tools is available from the Eclipse Marketplace, you can also 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.
Installation From Update Site Zip (Scripted)
Installation of JBoss Tools can be scripted. Click here for details.