Friday, November 20, 2009

Updating Eclipse Galileo to GWT 2.0 RC2

1) Download Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers (188 MB)  version 3.5. 
Fresh installation is recommended.


Mac: use Cocoa 32 bit
Extract in Applications directory, for example:
/Applications/IDE/eclipse-jee-galileo-SR1-macosx-cocoa.tar.gz


Drag /Applications/IDE/eclipse/Eclipse.app to your dock to make a shortcut.


2) Download GWT SDK:
http://google-web-toolkit.googlecode.com/files/gwt-2.0.0-rc2.zip


Extract the zip in any location, example:
/opt/gwt/gwt-2.0.0-rc2.zip
/opt/gwt/gwt-2.0.0-rc2/gwt-dev.jar


3) Install Eclipse GWT Plugin:
download and extract into Eclipse dropins directory
http://dl.google.com/eclipse/plugin/3.5/zips/gpe-e35-latest.zip


You should have this, or newer:
/Applications/IDE/eclipse/dropins/eclipse/features/com.google.gdt.eclipse.suite.e35.feature_1.1.2.v200910131704


Restart Eclipse, you should see the plugin.



If for any reason you don't see these 3 icons, delete Eclipse installation, and extract all again from the downloaded archives, take about 1 minute.



Following steps are optional depending on what you are using:


4) Install Eclipse SVN plugin: Menu.. Help.. Install new software...

http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.6.x




You should be able to browse any SVN repositories by selecting..





and typing SVN in the search, then selecting "SVN repositories"

5) Install Eclipse Maven plugin: Menu.. Help.. Install New Software ...

http://m2eclipse.sonatype.org/update/







6) Make sure that your project uses the right SDK GWT 2.0 RC2:
























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