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Specifically the "Long Story" steps and screenshots which are form 3.3 installation and are not exactly the same for 3.4

Short Story

  • Requirements
    • System Requirements: Eclipse 3.4.2 (NOT 3.5 - see below)
    • Java 1.5 or greater (not Java 1.4)

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5. On the About dialog, choose "Configuration Details"

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6. Scroll down until you find "java.vm.version" and verify that it is listed as some variant of 1.5.x or 1.6.x (the exact version is not important)

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7. If it is not, you will need to change your default Java VM to be Java 5 (or 6) (see Apple's instructions for this), or you will need to modify the Info.plist inside the Eclipse.app to tell it to open with only Java 5 (or 6). If Eclipse is running in 1.5 (or 1.6), then close the dialogs back out to the main Eclipse window and proceed.

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8. Currently you have a stock Eclipse installation which will allow you to do normal Java development, but it does not contain any of the WOLips plugins, so you will not have any of the WebObjects development tools. To begin your WOLips installation, go to the from the Eclipse menu, select Help =>Software Updates=>Find and Install > Software Updates.... menu itemThis opens the "Software Updates and Add-ons" panel.

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9. Select "Search for new features to install" and click "Next"

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10. The next dialog you get to shows the The "Installed Software" tab is selected. Click the Available Software tab to display the current list of update sites that are available in your Eclipse install:

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10. The first time you go through this process, you will need to create add the Remote Install WOLips site that points to the WOLips serverlist. After the initial install, you can skip this step and just select the already existing WOLips site instead. To continue, select "New Remote Add Site..." on the right hand side.

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11The "Add Site" panel appears. In the New Update Site dialogLocation field, enter the URL for the "stable" WOLips" as the name, and as the URL version of WOLips: http://webobjects.mdimension.com/wolips/stable and click OK.

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1211. You should now be are returned to the list of install sites with your new Remote Install Site selected. Click "Finish" to continue.

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13. Expand the WOLips folder and select only Standard Install. "Software Updates and Add-ons" panel, the WOLips site having been added to the list, and fully expanded to display all its offerings. Select only Standard Install (with all its components).

Leave the other options until you are more familiar with Eclipse and WOLips and decide that you need them. (Here are some Other WOLips Install Options

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Depending on your platform, you should remove either "WOLips Goodies Win" (if you're on a Mac) or "WOLips Goodies Mac" (if ... gasp!):

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12. Click Install... at the upper right. You'll briefly see a Progress Information panel, while Eclipse "calculates requirements and dependencies":

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after which, you'll see an "Install" panel, asking you to Review and Confirm selected items to be installed:

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13. Click Next >. The next dialog contains the license agreements for the selected features. After reviewing the agreements (you DO review your license agreements, right?? (smile) ), select "I accept the terms in this of the license agreementagreements". Selecting this radio button will accept the license agreements for all of the features listed. Click "Next" to continue.

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15. The dialog you are presented with shows a review of the features you selected. Click "Finish" to continue.

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1614. Eclipse will now download and install all the selected features and plugins that you requested.

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17. Once the download is complete, Eclipse will present you with the installation confirmation for each feature. The easiest option is to just select "Install All," though you can review each one individually if you would like.

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18. More of the waiting game, though it should be quicker than the download.

19. Eclipse will need to be restarted for the WOLips plugins to be available.

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That's it! You now have all of the WOLips features installed in your Eclipse. Continue to the Create a new WO Application tutorial to learn more about using WOLips' capabilities. You can also Access the WOLips User Guide or explore additional Useful Eclipse Plugins.