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VE/Update

This document details how to install VE into Eclipse using the Install Manager available in Eclipse 3.4+.

Install VE 1.4 into Eclipse 3.5 / Galileo

  • Download and install one of the following standard Eclipse 3.5 Galileo distributions for Java development:
- "Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers"
- "Eclipse IDE for Java Developers"
- "Eclipse for RCP/Plug-in Developers"
- "Eclipse IDE for Java and Report Developers"

Online Install

  • Start eclipse, then start the Install Manager.
Help > Install New Software... 
  In the "Work with:" field, paste http://download.eclipse.org/tools/ve/updates/1.4, and hit enter
  When the site loads, select the feature(s) you want to install, then hit Next

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Offline Install

  • Download the latest Update site zip from one of these locations:
  • Start eclipse, then start the Install Manager.
Help > Install New Software... > Add... > Archive...
  Browse for the zip you downloaded.
  When the site loads, select the feature(s) you want to install, then hit Next

After restarting Eclipse, launch Help > About Eclipse > Installation Details. You should find the VE feature(s) you installed are present.

Install VE 1.4 into Eclipse 3.4 / Ganymede

  • Download and install one of the following standard Eclipse 3.4.2 Ganymede distributions for Java development:
- "Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers"
- "Eclipse IDE for Java Developers"
- "Eclipse for RCP/Plug-in Developers"
- "Eclipse IDE for Java and Report Developers"
  • Start eclipse, then start the Install Manager.
Help > Software Updates... > Available Software
  Add Site... > 
  add the VE 1.4 Update site: http://download.eclipse.org/tools/ve/updates/1.4

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  • Expand the VE site, select "Visual Editor" or "Visual Editor SDK" (if you want sources), and hit "Install..."

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After restarting Eclipse, launch Help > About Eclipse > Plug-in Details. You should find the following VE plugins.

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