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Eclipse Plug-ins

Note: BASIS plug-ins are supported in the Eclipse IDE.  BBj/BDT installations 17.xx and higher must be installed with Eclipse 4.6 (Neon), BBj/BDT installations 16.xx  must be installed with Eclipse 4.5 (Mars), and versions 15.xx and below must be installed with Eclipse 4.4 (Luna).

You may have multiple Eclipse installations on one development computer as long as they are installed to separate folders.

To install and run the BASIS Eclipse Plug-ins, you must first download and install the appropriate Eclipse.

New BBj/BDT installations 17.00 and higher with Eclipse Neon - (currently only available as an untested Development Build until 17.00 is officially released)

  1. Go to the following web site to obtain the Eclipse Neon for Java Developers: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/eclipse-ide-java-developers/neon2
  2. On the far right, select your operating system and architecture under Download Links: Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit, Mac OS X (Cocoa) 64-bit, and so on. Follow the instructions to select a mirror site and download a .zip file (Windows) or .tar.gz file (Mac or Linux) to your computer.
  3. Once the download is complete, extract the entire contents of the compressed file to a location of your choosing on your computer; this “installs” Eclipse Neon on your computer.

New BBj/BDT installations 16.xx with Eclipse Mars

  1. Go to the following web site to obtain the Eclipse Mars for Java Developers: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/eclipse-ide-java-developers/mars2
  2. On the far right, select your operating system and architecture under Download Links: Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit, Mac OS X (Cocoa) 64-bit, and so on. Follow the instructions to select a mirror site and download a .zip file (Windows) or .tar.gz file (Mac or Linux) to your computer.
  3. Once the download is complete, extract the entire contents of the compressed file to a location of your choosing on your computer; this “installs” Eclipse Mars on your computer.

New BBj/BDT installations 15.xx and earlier with Eclipse Luna

  1. Go to the following web site and download the Eclipse Luna for RCP and RAP Developers: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/eclipse-rcp-and-rap-developers/lunar
  2. On the far right, select your operating system and architecture under Download Links: Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit, Mac OS X (Cocoa) 64-bit, and so on. Follow the instructions to select a mirror site and download a .zip file (Windows) or .tar.gz file (Mac or Linux) to your computer.
  3. Once the download is complete, extract the entire contents of the compressed file to a location of your choosing on your computer; this “installs” Eclipse Luna on your computer.

Note: In either case, remember where you installed Eclipse as you will run the eclipse.exe executable (located in the “eclipse” folder of your installation) to install the plug-ins.

For additional help or documentation, see these pages:

BASIS PLUG-INS

To install a BASIS plug-in in Eclipse, follow these instructions using the corresponding URL from the table below:

  1. Launch Eclipse.

  2. In Eclipse’s main menu, select Help > Install New Software...

  3. Click [Add...] to open Eclipse’s Install window.

  4. Ensure that the “Contact all update sites during install to find required software” box is checked.

  5. In the table on this page below these instructions, find the row that has the plug-in you would like to install in the BASIS PLUG-IN column. Type this text in the "Name:" field of Eclipse’s Install window, or enter any other unique text that you would like to “name” this site.

  6. In the same table, scroll to the right as necessary and find the column that best describes the plug-in version you would like to install (Latest 17.xx Release Candidate, Latest Development Build, and so on). For guidance on how to select the appropriate version, see the explanatory information immediately below the table.

  7. Right-click the URL in the row and column corresponding to the plug-in to install and choose “Copy Link Address” (or the closest equivalent, depending on your browser). This copies the URL to your cut-and-paste buffer.

  8. Paste the URL in the “Location:” field of Eclipse’s Install window and click [OK]. You should now have one collapsed entry in the list field of Eclipse’s Install window.

  9. Check the box next to the entry in the list field and click [Next >].

  10. Review the Install Details list shown and click [Next >].

  11. Follow the remaining instructions as appropriate based on the plug-in.

  12. Once the Install window completes successfully, you may be prompted to restart Eclipse. If you have additional plug-ins to install, you may not want to restart just yet; optionally, you can repeat the steps above for the additional plug-ins and then restart when you are done.

A number of BASIS plug-ins are available for Eclipse. The following tables list the URLs of the Eclipse P2 repositories from which each plug-in can be installed. To install a plug-in, follow the instructions outlined above using a URL from the tables below:

BASIS PLUG-IN

LATEST OFFICIAL 16.xx RELEASE

LATEST 16.xx RELEASE CANDIDATE

BDT AppBuilder* (Beta)

BBj Keyword Help*

BBj Performance Analyzer*

BBj Unit Test*

Dialog Wizard*

* You must install the BDT CodeEditor as a prerequisite for these plug-ins.

All plug-ins with the same URL can be installed at one time. The BASIS plug-in URLs listed are exact, so do not replace the "xx" characters in the URLs with specific digits. For example, there is only one BDT 16xx URL (http://plugins.basis.com/bdt/16xx) and it always offers the "latest official 16.xx release" plug-ins. Just prior to the release of 16.01, the http://plugins.basis.com/bdt/16xx URL will be offering the latest official release (16.00) while the http://plugins.basis.com/bdt/16xxrc URL will be offering updated plug-ins that are being tested in preparation for the release of 16.01. Immediately after 16.01 is released, both the http://plugins.basis.com/bdt/16xx and the http://plugins.basis.com/bdt/16xxrc URLs will offer the same downloads (the final release candidate will have been the same as the officially released 16.01). These two will remain identical until a new release candidate becomes available, starting the cycle over again.

Each BASIS plug-in URL correlates to a major release of BBj as noted in its name. BASIS recommends you update the plug-ins at the same time that you update BBj, both to the most recent official release.

DO NOT MIX MAJOR REVISIONS OF BBj AND THE PLUG-INS e.g. all BBj 16.xx releases are incompatible with BASIS plug-ins downloaded from any  1300, 14xx, or 15xx URL, and vice versa.

WindowBuilder Note: Some WindowBuilder 14.xx plug-ins may be unable to open .arc files unless the matching BBj 14.xx is installed on the development computer.

 

DEVELOPMENT

REMEMBER: DEVELOPMENT BUILDS ARE NOT YET TESTED OR READY FOR RELEASE. THEY SHOULD NOT BE USED IN A PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT AND MAY CONTAIN BUGS OR PARTIAL IMPLEMENTATIONS OF NEW FEATURES AT ANY TIME.

BASIS PLUG-IN

LATEST DEVELOPMENT BUILD

BDT AppBuilder* (Beta)

BBj Keyword Help*

BBj Performance Analyzer*

BBj Unit Test*

Dialog Wizard*

 

 

HISTORICAL PLUG-INS

The historical URLs listed identify repositories where the last official plug-in is available to accompany the corresponding last official release of BBj (the 1300 URL should be used with BBj 13.14, each 14xx URL should be used with BBj 14.22, and each 15xx URL should be used with BBj 15.14. No further  updates will occur on any of these URLs.

BASIS PLUG-IN

HISTORICAL RELEASES

BDT AppBuilder* (Beta)

BBj Keyword Help*

BBj Performance Analyzer*

BBj Unit Test*

Dialog Wizard*

 

THIRD PARTY PLUG-INS

Install a third party plug-in from inside Eclipse using the Marketplace Keyword (if one is available in the table below), or click the hyperlink in the PLUG-IN column and follow the instructions on the web site.To install using the Marketplace Keyword, follow these steps:

  1. Copy the text shown in the Marketplace Keyword column.

  2. Launch Eclipse and select the menu item Help > Eclipse Marketplace...

  3. Paste the keyword into the ‘Find:’ field.

  4. Click [Go] to search.

  5. Select the desired plug-in from the results and click [Install].

  6. Follow the remaining instructions to complete the installation.
     

THIRD PARTY TYPE

PLUG-IN

MARKETPLACE KEYWORD

HELP

SQL

SQL Explorer

<None - installs with the BASIS Enterprise Manager>

Docs

Java GUI designer

WindowBuilder

<Not in Marketplace>

Tutorial

XML Editor

Vex

Vex

Docs

XML Editor

Rinzo

Rinzo

Features/Tutorials

Jasper/iReport

Jaspersoft Studio

Jaspersoft

Tutorial

SVN client

Subclipse

Subclipse

Tutorial

SCM and ALM

CollabNet Desktop

CollabNet Desktop

Web-based training

Tools

Amazon Web Services Toolkit

AWS

Tutorials

AnyEdit Tools

AnyEdit

Tutorial

 

TOOLS ACCESSED VIA BASIS PLUG-INS

BASIS TOOL

INSTALLS WITH    

DOCUMENTATION

Administration Wizard

BBj

Docs

Configurator

BBj

Docs

Dialog Wizard

BBj

Docs

Documentation Wizard

BBj

Docs

Resource Bundle Editor

BBj

Docs

Translation Wizard

BBj

Docs

Widget Wizard

BBj

Docs

 

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