EasyEclipse for Ruby and Rails

For Ruby and Ruby On Rails development.

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This distribution includes the following plugins:

Core components:

Tools for general Java development:

Some essential utilities:

IDEs for Ruby and Ruby on Rails:

Database management tool:

Version Control tools (CVS support was included in the Eclipse Platform until 1.2.2):

Getting started

"Getting Started" documentation is available for the following included plugins:

For the other plugins, you are welcome to propose a getting started. Thanks !


Changes in release

Changes in release 1.2.2: Changes in release Changes in release 1.2.1: Changes in release 1.2.0: Changes in release 1.0.2: Changes in release 1.0.1:


EasyEclipse is licensed under the terms of the Open Software License version 2.1.

Each third party plugin, software or content is licensed under its own copyright and/or license. See each plugin page for details


Comment by Katie
2007-02-02 13:51:58

I just want to say thank you for the great work. Downloaded, installed and worked just fine.

Comment by ivan
2007-03-03 20:26:25

it is great to know that Eclipse works with ruby. Thanks a lot.

Comment by ed
2007-04-24 05:03:52

I am having problems getting the debugger to display any variables or values as the program runs. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Comment by Jal
2007-06-28 14:32:10

Ok it is the same for me. It simple does not work. The debuger does not whow the line of execution and no variables. I have download the debuger (gem install ruby-debug-ide) and does not solve anything.

Comment by ShenSiwei
2009-09-04 18:13:37

why not use UnitTest and Logger?
I always log all the variables which needs to show their value or so into a file.
and everytime you want to debug just run the Unit Tests and will know which is fine which is wrong.
Debugger… makes my eyes and brain too tired. :p

Comment by Pablo Castellazzi
2007-07-04 20:46:34

Good work, but why keep JDT?

Comment by admin
2007-07-09 13:59:34

There is still one plugin in that distro that requires it, ecilpseutils. But after chatting with the author, we will fork it so that it does not have any dependencies in JDT, then we will drop JDT happily :-)

Comment by bahadir
2007-07-10 09:26:18

When I creat a view ( .rhtml ), the IDE does not open it in the RHTML editor, it gives an error.

Comment by kdream95
2007-08-06 21:32:28

When I click Servers pane, occur error.
Unable to create view: org/rubypeople/rdt/ui/TableViewerSorter

java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/rubypeople/rdt/ui/TableViewerSorter
at org.radrails.server.internal.ui.ServersView.createTableViewer(ServersView.java:127)

Comment by Francois
2007-08-31 01:50:27

This shoujld be fixed with the new release. Please tell me if you have more trouble.

Comment by jags
2007-09-12 04:11:14

i am running on win xp +ruby 1.8.6 Easyeclipse
thoe only problem i have is the rhtml files are not colored for syntax(all black)
its also the same case with aptana which i aslso tried
pls help


Comment by hus
2007-09-15 23:29:38

I’m using the same platform like Jags and
I’ve got the same problem like Jags too.
It seems eclipse open .rhtml file with plain text editor not rhtml editor
and I don’t know how to fix this.


Comment by RailsUser
2007-10-05 12:05:26

I am facing a weird problem after installing the latest version of easyeclipse for ruby on rails (infact I tried aptana ide as well w/o luck). It installs fine and I can create a new project and add files. When I try to open a ruby file bigger than about 2 KB using the ruby editor the system hangs forever. The file however can be viewed using other editors even inside eclipse. Seems like a system problem but I am clueless. Any help would be appreciated

Comment by Linus
2007-12-13 19:54:31

Hi I’m using version, but when I edit a .rb file, and type

puts ”

the double quotation mark does not get automatically closed, even though I checked the box for that feature in the Preferences. Please enable the auto-close feature so that it works in this situation, as it is very common for me to type code like this (puts “……”).

Comment by Philippe
2007-12-14 11:51:16

Makes sense to me. Right I am in the middle of a new release, and entering a bug/feature request at http://sf.net/projects/easyeclipse would go a long long way !
Would you be able to do that?

Comment by Linus
2007-12-18 19:40:49

Thanks for your guidance; I submitted it as a feature request.

Comment by Zied
2008-01-20 14:55:55

first thank you for your effort, keep up the good work.
I installed on a fresh vista and is says “an error has occured. See log file …”
the log file starts with the following:
java.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
BootLoader constants: OS=win32, ARCH=x86, WS=win32, NL=ar_TN
Command-line arguments: -os win32 -ws win32 -arch x86

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2008-01-20 21:22:34.088
!MESSAGE Application error
java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: no swt-win32-3236 in java.library.path

Comment by admin
2008-01-20 18:53:57

Could you create a bug @ http://sf.net/projects/easyeclipse and attach your entire log file?
Which OS and processor are your running? Vista or Windows XP?

Comment by Santiago
2009-07-11 18:34:01

I have the same problem on window vista for easyeclipse for php with a database ( Does anyone knows to resolve this problem? I really want to use this software. Thanks

Comment by Ted
2009-10-30 08:44:53

A temporary solution: find the eclipse.exe (Somewhere in Program Files/Easy Eclipse for X) executable, right click, open properties, compatibility tab, check the box that says ‘run as administrator’.

Please reference:

Comment by mijun
2008-04-28 01:02:26

I’ve got the same problem like Jags too

Comment by James
2008-09-25 06:23:53

Your RadRails and RDT plugins are the best! I was rather dismayed after Aptana had ruined RadRails and thought I might just have to stick with RadRails-0.7.2 until I found EasyEclipse. I don’t need any of the other tools in this distro though, so I just download the RadRails and RDT plugins from here and add them to the Eclipse Platform Runtime Binary.

Comment by Coppolasb
2008-10-18 10:40:32

Can someone tell me, when was this last updated

Comment by Benjamin
2009-06-05 19:40:47

hi, I’m new to ruby and what a better way to start than doing it on easyeclipse. I have the easyeclipse desktop for java and is working perfectly. but I installed easyeclipse for ruby and rails and when I’m trying to run a ruby application it throws a message that says “the especific JRE does not exist”

hope you can help me

OS: winXP SP2


Comment by Gam
2009-09-11 01:47:20 crashes on launch on Mac OS X 10.5…

Comment by DonGiorgio
2009-09-24 23:22:57

Same as “Gam”, crashes on launch on Mac OS X, this time 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Log file starts out like this:

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 4 0 2009-09-24 23:15:44.384
!MESSAGE An error occurred while automatically activating bundle org.eclipse.ui.workbench (145).
org.osgi.framework.BundleException: The activator org.eclipse.ui.internal.WorkbenchPlugin for bundle org.eclipse.ui.workbench is invalid
at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.AbstractBundle.loadBundleActivator(AbstractBundle.java:141)

Comment by vimuser
2010-01-01 19:39:11

Looks great, but I was hoping to use the vimplugin for Eclipse. However, when I try and install from the plugin distribution site, easyeclipse refuses to install the plugin, complaining with:

RadRails ( requires plug-in “com.aptana.ide.core”.

Comment by kiwi
2010-01-25 05:02:15

I experience the same problem whenever I try to install *any* kind of additional plug-in. I got either the above error or one saying “Configuration problem…”. Not even installing Subclipse was successful…

Comment by Mirelle
2013-06-28 02:00:55

hi All,
it seems that there is manual fix to this problem (just delete imports of aptana from features.xml).
See this comment to the branch:

good luck!

2010-07-15 00:00:29

Very informative news that eclipse is working with ruby. Thanks for providing this…

Comment by Rhonda May
2010-07-30 00:31:04

I have installed and uninstalled Easy Eclipse For Ruby on Rails… I still keep getting the same problem when I go to open the program “An error has occurred. See the log file C:\Users|Rhonda May\workspace\.etadata\.log . When I access the log it claims that many thing were not installed properly. I am installing the windows version for windows 7. I have tried looking on other forums for the solution but all I find are users with the same problem. Can someone help me with this?

Comment by Hafiz
2011-04-29 07:57:44

i was running on win7 and i have faced the same problem too.but don freak out.just try run eclipse as administrator and it will work fine.good luck

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