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Setup an Eclipse instance/installation for SMILA


  • Checkout sources from Eclipse svn
  • svn location

Installation and configuration of Eclipse (3.4)

After getting SMILA relevant files you have to install and configure Eclipse.

  1. Download an eclipse SDK, starting with at least
  2. Download
  3. Unzip the archive and copy org.eclipse.equinox.executable_<version> from features into your features folder under your eclipse installation.
  4. Copy all necessary plug-ins (containing linux.x86 or win32.x86) from plugins into your plugins folder under your eclipse installation.
  5. Start that Eclipse and set up a custom target platform:
  • Unzip SMILA-xxx-.zips:
  • Copy test specific plug-ins to Smila target platform:
  • Copy org.junit_3.8.2xxx from the “plugins” folder of your eclipse installation or copy org.junit_3.8.2.v200706111738 from Smila-test-and-sample folder to your Smila installation (e.g. E:\ SMILA-incubation-win32.win32.x86/plugins).
  • Copy org.eclipse.smila.test_0.5.0.jar from Smila-test-and-sample folder to your Smila installation (e.g. E:\ SMILA-incubation-win32.win32.x86/plugins).
  • Start eclipse and set the target platform location to this folder (e.g. E:\SMILA-incubation-win32.win32.x86).
Click Window --> Preferences --> Plug-in Development --> Target Platform

Import SMILA sources into your Eclipse workspace

  • Start Eclipse and import SMILA sources:
  • Click File --> Import
  • Expand General and choose Existing Projects into Workspace


  • Click Next, set the root directory (e.g. e:/Smila), select all and then click Finish


  • After you followed the steps above, you should have the following structure in your Package Explorer


Launch SMILA in Eclipse

There is a folder SMILA.launch located in our trunk. This folder contains two launch configuration files for Eclipse. With these two files (one for windows (SMILA) and one for linux(SMILA-linux)) you have the possibility to start SMILA in Eclipse. Follow the steps below:

  • Click Debug --> Debug Configurations and expand OSGI Framework
  • Select launch file for your environment and press Debug


  • If everything is started correctly, you will get an output in the Eclipse Console like below:


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