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This page is designed to be a ground floor installation procedure for installing Web Objects in Eclipse via the WOlips plugin.  This guide assumes OSX Lion (10.7), the instructions are the same for Snow Leopard (10.6).

There are four sections to this installation process.

Step 1:  Install the latest version of Eclipse

If you already have Eclipse installed, you may skip this step.

Head over to the Eclipse Foundation and download the latest version of Eclipse suitable for your OS X version.  

Eclipse does not install as a package, rather it is simply a compressed archive.  Installation is as simple as extracting the Eclipse folder, entering it and running the Eclipse executable.  In this context, it is important to remember where the folder resides on your system for future use.

Step 2:  Install WOlips plugin and the Web Objects Framework

Please visit Install WOLips through Eclipse update manager.

Once this is done, perform the following:

$ curl -O
$ sudo java -jar WOInstaller.jar 5.4.3 /Developer/WebObjects543
$ mkdir -p "~/Library/Application Support/WOLips"

Step 3:  Link the Framework to WOlips through the properties configuration file

Prerequisite: Eclipse with the WOlips plugin installed

This is the most intricate step in the installation process.  The configuration file found in the WOlips properties needs to correctly reference the framework directory structure.  Failure to successfully complete this step will result in broken libraries.

Running the code above installs the WO framework to the /Developer/WebObjects543 directory on your system. Below is a corresponding configuration file that matches this setup.

You must replace <YOUR_USER_NAME_HERE!> with your the username which installed the framework.


(link to wiki page for resolving this issue).

You may need to manually create a file in ~/Library/Application Support/WOLips, if Eclipse is complaining about unbound libraries and the Libraries dialog (in the Build path) don't show any frameworks.

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