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Installing Headless Buckminster

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Buckminster is also packaged in a so called 'Headless' command line oriented version suitable for running on remote servers, be invoked from scripts etc. The Headless version is based on Eclipse but only includes what is needed to run as a command line tool. The footprint of the headless version is thus much smaller than for the complete Eclipse IDE.

The Headless version as it is delivered today requires configuration before use. The downloadable version only contains the Buckminster core - i.e. it does not contain any of the optional plugins. They are easy to add, but it requires some work on your part.

Installing versions < Eclipse 3.5

You can read about the details and get step by step instruction on the Buckminster Packaging page. The headless update site for Eclipse 3.4.x is http://download.eclipse.org/tools/buckminster/updates/headless-site.xml

Installing 3.5 version (and later)

In 3.5, headless buckminster is installed and updated using p2.

This was announced here