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Select the [ Indigo] (for 3.7) or [ Juno] (for 3.8) p2 repository and install the following features:
Select the [ Indigo] (for 3.7) or [ Juno] (for 3.8) p2 repository and install the following features:
* '''EMF - Eclipse Modeling Framework SDK'''
* '''EMF - Eclipse Modeling Framework SDK'''
* '''Graphical Modeling Framework SDK''' (needed for CDO Dawn)
* '''Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) Notation SDK''' (needed for CDO Dawn)
* '''Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) Runtme SDK''' (needed for CDO Dawn)
* '''Eclipse EGit''' (Team Provider)
* '''Eclipse EGit''' (Team Provider)

Revision as of 02:12, 6 January 2012

This tutorial describes how to install a CDO workspace using Buckminster.
The sources can also be browsed through
Binaries can be downloaded from

Prepare the IDE

Download and install Eclipse 3.7 or 3.8 from

Then open a fresh development workspace.

Cdo source1.png

Select the Indigo (for 3.7) or Juno (for 3.8) p2 repository and install the following features:

  • EMF - Eclipse Modeling Framework SDK
  • Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) Notation SDK (needed for CDO Dawn)
  • Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) Runtme SDK (needed for CDO Dawn)
  • Eclipse EGit (Team Provider)

Select the Buckminster p2 repository and install the following features:

  • Buckminster - Core
  • Buckminster - Git Support
  • Buckminster - PDE Support

Committers: Please do not forget to install our versioning tool from

CDO Versioning Tool.png

Now you have prepared your IDE with the required tools.

Create the API Baseline

Non-committers may skip this section!

Download the 4.0 baseline from and extract it to your local disk.

Add the API baseline to Eclipse. Open the Preferences (Window->Preferences) and go to the "API Baselines" page:

Cdo baseline1.png

Click "Add Baseline...". Give it the name CDO 4.0 Baseline and choose the path to the folder on your local disk where you've extracted the downloaded baseline to:

Cdo baseline2.png

Now the API baseline is created and set active for your workspace:

Cdo baseline3.png

Materialize the Sources and the Target Platform

The materialization of the workspace contents (sources and binaries) will be performed by Buckminster with the cooperation of EGit and p2.

For EGit to work properly please create the folder ${user.home}/git on your hard disk.

Then start the Buckminster import wizard:

Cdo import1.png

Point it to the Buckminster MSpec of CDO:

For a 4.0 maintenance workspace use instead.

Cdo import2.png

Press the Load button and wait until Buckminster has resolved all the dependencies (go and fetch a coffee, or two, or three).

Cdo import3.png

Finally hit the 'Finish' button

Cdo import4.png

Update the Workspace

You can update your development workspace by re-importing the local.mpec (right-click + Buckminster + Import...). Then the whole workspace and the target platform are updated.

Note, that re-importing does only add new source projects but doesn't update existing source projects from the Git repository. Use EGit for this purpose!

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