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Albireo Installation

Installation for plug-in Developers

Download and unzip the latest plug-in developer distribution from the Albireo download page. You then have three options

  • Option 1: Import Albireo plug-ins as projects in your current workspace.
    • Click File->Import...
    • Select Plug-in Development -> Plug-ins and Fragments
    • Change the Plug-in Location from the default to the directory Albireo was unzipped to.
    • Under Import As, select Projects with source folders
    • Click the "Source code locations" button, and add the albireo source code to the location list. Use <unzip-dir>/eclipse/plugins/org.eclipse.albireo.source_<version>/src
    • Click Next and add the albireo core and examples projects
    • Note If Eclipse reports compilation errors after the import, change the JDK compliance settings for each imported project to at least 1.4 (Right click on project, select Properties, select Java Compiler).
  • Option 2: Add Albireo plug-ins to your PDE target definition. See Eclipse help for more information.
  • Option 3: Install the Albireo plug-ins in your Eclipse installation. This makes Albireo accessible and usable in all workspaces, when you use this Eclipse installation.
    • Eclipse 3.4 (M6 or later): copy the Albireo plug-ins and features into the p2 dropins directory. Restart Eclipse.
    • Previous versions: copy the Albireo plug-ins into your eclipse/plugins directory and the Albireo features into your eclipse/features directory. Restart Eclipse. If you prefer, you can use a .link file or extension location

Installation for Standalone Java Developers

These instructions assume that your Eclipse workspace has been configured for developing standalone SWT applicationsalready.

Download the latest Java (standalone) developer distribution from the Albireo download page.

Import the Albireo projects from the downloaded zip file.

  • Click File->Import...
  • Select General -> Existing projects into workspace
  • Click Select archive file and browse to the downloaded zip file
  • Select the core and examples projects for import and click Finish