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EDT:Downloading and installing EDT builds

Nightly EDT builds are now available.


The builds are available as "update sites". To install one in Eclipse 3.6, go to Help > Install New Software in your workbench. Enter in the Work With field and press Add. Give the update site a name and press OK. Check the box for the EDT Feature under the build and press the Next button. You'll be prompted to accept the license, and once the new feature is installed you'll be prompted to restart.

You can use Help > Check for Updates to get new builds after one has been installed.


What can you do with the builds? At the moment you can compile EGL files, but that's about all. We have started working on the generators, but they can't do very much yet.


Nightly builds are not tested and they may be unstable. Eventually we'll start producing Integration builds, which are expected to be of a higher quality. There will also be Stable builds which have been tested well.


We plan to make several kinds of builds. In addition to the update site we'll produce an entire standalone IDE. We'll also make builds that contain subsets of EDT. For example, one build might contain only the EGL compiler and tools for working with IRs. Another build might be an EDT SDK which includes everything except the EDT UI tooling and debugger.

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