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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.

1. Launch the Eclipse application.


2. 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.


3. The first time you launch Eclipse, you will be taken to the Welcome screen. You can review the Welcome content if you would like. When you are finished, select the "Workbench" icon on the right side, as pictured below. After this there is a small pane in the lower right status bar, where you can look up the Welcome screen again.


4. 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 Help=>Software Updates=>Find and Install ... menu item.


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


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.


7. In the New Update Site dialog, enter "WOLips" as the name, and as the URL http://webobjects.mdimension.com/wolips/nightly (nightly builds are now only supported by Eclipse 3.3 so, for now, if you are using Eclipse 3.2.2 as noted above, use this URL instead http://webobjects.mdimension.com/wolips/stable) and click OK. Note: All builds beyond 4118 are Eclipse 3.3 only.

The following screenshot is not correct, but will be once you are using Eclipse 3.3


8. You should now be returned to the list of install sites with your new Remote Install Site selected. When updating again later, you can start at this step. WOLips depends on some other plugins that are deployed on the Eclipse Callisto site, so it is recommended to select the "Callisto Discovery Site" option, then click "Finish" to continue.


9. The next dialog shows you a list of Callisto mirrors. Select one of the mirrors and click "OK". To avoid this step you can select the checkbox "Automatically select mirrors" in the previous step (Step 8).


10. Eclipse will now search the update sites for available plugins.


11. Select the WOLips features that you would like to install. A "feature" is the name Eclipse gives to a set of related plugins. If you are not on a Mac, you may not see the Mac goodies feature. You will notice that there is an error at the top of this dialog – that is because there are other required features and plugins that must be installed to use WOLips.


12. Eclipse Bug Workaround: You must expand the Callisto Discovery Site tree node before this next step. Click the "Select Required" button, and Eclipse will find all the required plugins and features on the Callisto site to properly use WOLips. This may take some time to complete, but when it does, you will see more features selected. Click "Next" to proceed after the required plugins are checked.


13. This 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 license agreement". Selecting this radio button will accept the license agreements for all of the features listed. Click "Next" to continue.


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


15. Eclipse will now download the features and plugins that you requested. You can choose to run this in the background, or wander off and get some coffee. It's a large download, so this may take a while.


16. 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.


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


18. Lastly, Eclipse will need to be restarted for the WOLips plugins to be available.

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.

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