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EDT:Downloading and installing EDT builds

Nightly EDT builds are now available.

Installation

Note: I'm using Eclipse 3.4.2 which is a bit old. These instructions may be different for newer versions.

The builds are available as "update sites". To install one, go to Help > Software Updates in your workbench. On the Available Software tab, click the Add Site button. Enter http://download.eclipse.org/edt/updates/nightly as the location and press OK. Check the box for the new build and press the Install button. You'll be prompted to accept the license, and once the new feature is installed you'll be prompted to restart.

Content

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.

Quality

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.

Future

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.