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Short Story

There are two update sites at the moment (as of 27th Aug 2007):

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Most recent info

For Eclipse 2020-09 and newer, use the following update site: https://jenkins.wocommunity.org/job/WOLips_master/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/temp/dist/

Quick Start

Warning
titleEclipse Paths

To avoid weird and inconsistent behavior by WOLips the complete paths to the Eclipse executable, to your Eclipse Workspace and to any external WOFrameworks must NOT have spaces nor dashes in them!

  1. Install Eclipse
  • WOLips System Requirements:
    • Java 1.5 or greater (not Java 1.4)
    • WOlips Stable: Eclipse 3.6.1 Classic (32-bit or 64-bit depending on your architecture)
    • WOLips Current: Eclipse 3.7 Classic (32-bit or 64-bit depending on your architecture)
Warning
titleFor Ubuntu (Linux) Developers

For Ubuntu users, we recommend that you use Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo) with WOLips installed as described below.

WOLips for Eclipse 4.2 and Eclipse 4.3 dhave known bugs, particularly with switching Component Editor tabs (Component, Display Group, Api, etc.). The same bug does NOT affect WOLips for Eclipse 3.7.

  1. Install WOLips Plugin
  • WOLips Eclipse plugin Update Site:
Warning
titleEclipse 4

WOLips for Eclipse 4.2 and Eclipse 4.3 dhave known bugs, particularly with switching Component Editor tabs (Component, Display Group, Api, etc.). The same bug does NOT affect WOLipsfor Eclipse 3.7.

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You definitely need to run Eclipse with Java 1.5. If you get strange errors after installing WOLips, it quite probably is because Eclipse is running Java 1.4. (For MacOSX, check the file Eclipse.app/Contents/Info.plist)

Long Story

The first requirement for installing WOLips is that you have Eclipse. It is recommended that you install Eclipse 3.2.2 to use WOLips. To install Eclipse, go to the Eclipse 3.2.2 Download Site and download the build that matches your operating system and uncompress it.

If you are going the 3.3.1 route, then as of Oct 15, 2007, the only distro that is up to 3.3.1 release is Eclipse Classic, so use that one.

1. Launch the Eclipse application.

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Full Details

Warning
titleEclipse Paths

To avoid weird and inconsistent behavior by WOLips the complete paths to the Eclipse executable, to your Eclipse Workspace and to any external WOFrameworks must NOT have spaces nor dashes in them!

  • Install Eclipse
    WOLips System Requirements:
    • Java 1.5 or greater (not Java 1.4)
    • WOLips Current: Eclipse 3.7 Classic (32-bit or 64-bit depending on your architecture)
  • Launch the Eclipse application.
    • The first window that will appear on a new installation of Eclipse is the workspace folder selection dialog. Your workspace is the folder that will contain all of your active projects along with the metadata Eclipse requires to maintain the projects.
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    • Eclipse Welcome Screen

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    • The first time you launch Eclipse, you will be taken to the Welcome screen. You can review the Welcome content if you would like and the tutorials are useful if you are unfamiliar with the platform. When you are finished, select the "Workbench" icon on the right side, as pictured below.
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      After this there is a small pane in the lower right status bar, where you can look up the Welcome screen again.
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  • Verify Java Version
    • First, let's verify that you're running Eclipse with Java 5.

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    • Go to the "Eclipse" menu, and select "About Eclipse"
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    • On the About dialog, click "Installation Details"
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    • Click "Configuration" and Scroll down until you find "java.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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      If the java.version is not 1.5.x or 1.6.x, 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.x or 1.6.x then close the dialogs back out to the main Eclipse window and proceed.
  • Install WOLips
    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,

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  • from within Eclipse, select Help =

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  • > Install New Software..

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

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6. The next dialog you get to shows the list of update sites that are available in your Eclipse install. The first time you go through this process, you will need to create the Remote Install site that points to the WOLips server. After the initial install, you can skip this step and just select the already existing WOLips site instead. To continue, select "New Remote Site" on the right hand side.

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7. In the New Update Site dialog, enter "WOLips" as the name, and as the URL http://webobjects.mdimension.com/wolips/stable and click OK.

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Note: All builds beyond 4118 are Eclipse 3.3 only. The nightly build http://webobjects.mdimension.com/wolips/nightly are now only supported by Eclipse 3.3. This is still a work in progress and should be regarded as unstable for now.

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

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    This opens the "Install" panel where you can specify sites for Eclipse to download new software features. This dialog allows you to add/inspect any software features you have downloaded or were included in your default install of Eclipse. You can click "Available Software Sites" to see what was included by default.
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    • To install WOLips you will need to add the WOLips update site to Eclipse. You do this by clicking the "Add" button.  In the Name field you can enter a name for your update site. The name is arbitrary but since you could have multiple similar update sites you should give it a name that leaves no doubt about what it is.
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      In the Location field, enter one of the following URLs:
    • You are returned to the "Install" panel, the WOLips site having been added to the list, and fully expanded to display all its offerings.

      Info
      titleFor Ubuntu (Linux) Developers

      Don't selectWOLips Goodies: it cannot be installed on Ubuntu (or more generically on Linux) because of it is only for Mac or Windows.

      Select features you want. If you're just getting started with WOLips you should select "WOLips" and "WOLips Goodies." Leave the other options until you are more familiar with Eclipse and WOLips and decide that you need them.

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    • (Here are some Other WOLips Install Options.)  After selecting the options you want, click "Next." You'll briefly see a progress bar while Eclipse "calculates requirements and dependencies."
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    • You'll see an "Install" panel, asking you to Review and Confirm selected items to be installed.
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    • 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

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    • of the license agreement."

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    • Selecting this radio button will accept the license agreements for all of the features listed. Click

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    • Finish to continue.

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

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    •  You may also get a warning about "unsigned content." Click "OK" to dismiss that dialog and continue the install.
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    • Eclipse will now download and install all the selected features and plugins

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

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

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16. Before you create/import projects, it might be prudent to check that Eclipse is using the latest Java 1.5. So go ahead and open Eclipse -> Preferences and navigate to following preferences pane and make sure Java 1.5 (which is a symbolic link to the latest version of 1.5 on your system) is selected

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