Installing an EasyEclipse Plugin


To install plugins, you must have an installation of Eclipse on your machine already. It is best to install plugins on top of an installation of an EasyEclipse Distribution. There are no known conflicts between the plugins that we ship, so any combination of EasyEclipse Distribution and Plugins should work. If any trouble happens, you should disable some of the plugins, as explained here.

It is probably possible to install the EasyEclipse Plugins on an installation of Eclipse performed from another source (such as directly from the Eclipse website), but we have not tested it at all.

Also, some plugins requires that a subset of the Web Tools Platform has been installed. Note that the installer will not fail if the requirements are not met.

Finally, some plugins are not available on all platforms, because of limitations or bugs on those platforms.

Installation on Microsoft Windows

To install on Windows, just download and run the installer (extension .exe). It will guide you through the installation; the installer should detect the existing EasyEclipse Distribution, and propose you to install on it. If it does not, you will be asked to localize an installation of Eclipse or EasyEclipse.

Each plugin is installed under the folder where EasyEclipse Distribution is installed, in the extensions subfolder.

After installation, you must exit and restart EasyEclipse (or other Eclipse) to see the new plugin. Plugins do not add any menu item in the Start menu, but they can be uninstalled through the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel. See the Disabling and uninstalling document for more information.

Installation on Mac OS X

To install on Mac OS X:

  • Download the disk image file (extension .dmg),
  • Double-click on this file; after extraction and verification, it is opened as a Volume in finder,
  • Double-click Installer Package that this volume contains.
The installation starts; your only choice is choosing the target volumne. Note that we have not tested installing installing external volumes.

Once installation is done, you can eject the drive, and move the disk image to the trash.

The plugin is installed in the /Library/EasyEclipse/1.2 folder (note that this location has changed since version 1.0).

Plugins should be automatically added to all installation of EasyEclipse (they will not be visible to installations of Eclipse coming from other sources, however). After installation, you must exit and restart EasyEclipse to see the new plugin.

Installation on Linux

To install on Linux, download and extract the tar archive (extension .tar.gz) in any folder. The extracted folder contains a shell script. From a terminal command line, run this script, giving as argument the installation folder of your EasyEclipse (or another installation of Eclipse).
For example, if you are extracted the archive for the Tomcat Launcher 3.1 plugin in your home directory, and you have installed EasyEclipse Expert Java Edition directly in your home directory, run:

cd ~/tomcat-launcher-3.1
./ ~/easyeclipse-expert-java-1.2.1

After installation, you must exit and restart EasyEclipse (or other Eclipse) to see the new plugin.