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Eclipse Plug-ins

BASIS plug-ins are supported in the Eclipse IDE, but many versions of the plug-ins work only with specific versions of Eclipse. Here is an overview:

  • BBj/BDT installations 20.1x and higher
    • must be installed with Eclipse 4.15 (Eclipse Version 2020-03) or higher. These combinations of Eclipse with BBj/BDT are valid only for Java 11 development. Java 8 is no longer supported with BDT/BBj 20.10 or higher.
  • BBj/BDT installations 20.0x:
    • must be installed with Eclipse 4.15 (Eclipse Version 2020-03) or higher. These combinations of Eclipse with BBj/BDT are valid for both Java 8 and Java 11 development
  • BBj/BDT installations 19.23:
    • must be installed with Eclipse 4.14 (Eclipse Version 2019-12). This combination of Eclipse with BBj/BDT is valid for both Java 8 and Java 11 development
  • BBj/BDT installations 19.xx earlier than 19.23:
    • should be installed with Eclipse 4.12 (Eclipse Version 2019-06). These combinations of Eclipse with BBj/BDT are valid for both Java 8 and Java 11 development

For earlier version information, see the HISTORICAL PLUG-INS section below.

ECLIPSE

To install and run the BASIS Eclipse Plug-ins, you must first download and install the appropriate Eclipse. You may have multiple Eclipse installations on one development computer as long as they are installed to separate folders.

BBj/BDT installations 20.xx with Eclipse 2020-03

  1. Go to the following website to obtain the Eclipse 2020-03 IDE for Java Developers:
    https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/2020-03/r NOTE: the following versions are also valid: https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/2020-06/r, https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/2020-09/r, and https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/2020-12/r
  2. Scroll as necessary to reach the section titled Eclipse IDE for Java Developers.
  3. On the right side of that section, select your operating system and architecture: Windows 64-bit, Mac Cocoa 64-bit, or Linux 64-bit. Follow the instructions to select a mirror site and download a .zip file (Windows) or .tar.gz file (Mac or Linux) to your computer.
  4. 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 2020-03 on your computer.

BBj/BDT installations 19.23 with Eclipse 2019-12

  1. Go to the following website to obtain the Eclipse 2019-12 IDE for Java Developers:
    https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/2019-12/r
  2. Scroll as necessary to reach the section titled Eclipse IDE for Java Developers.
  3. On the right side of that section, select your operating system and architecture: Windows 64-bit, Mac Cocoa 64-bit, or Linux 64-bit. Follow the instructions to select a mirror site and download a .zip file (Windows) or .tar.gz file (Mac or Linux) to your computer.
  4. 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 2019-12 on your computer.

BBj/BDT installations 19.xx with Eclipse 2019-06

  1. Go to the following website to obtain the Eclipse 2019-06 IDE for Java Developers:
    https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/2019-06/r
  2. Scroll as necessary to reach the section titled Eclipse IDE for Java Developers.
  3. On the right side of that section, select your operating system and architecture: Windows 64-bit, Mac Cocoa 64-bit, or Linux 64-bit. Follow the instructions to select a mirror site and download a .zip file (Windows) or .tar.gz file (Mac or Linux) to your computer.
  4. 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 2019-06 on your computer.

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

For additional Eclipse 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 Add Repository window.

  4. In the table below these instructions, choose the column that best describes the plug-in version you would like to install (Latest Official <version>.xx Release or Latest <version>.xx Release Candidate). For guidance on how to select the appropriate version, see the explanatory information below the table.

  5. Right-click the URL in that column and choose “Copy link address” (or the closest equivalent, depending on your browser). This copies the URL to your cut-and-paste buffer.

  6. Paste the URL in the “Location:” field of Eclipse’s Add Repository window.

  7. Choose any unique text that you would like to use to refer to this site in the future, and type this text in the "Name:" field of Eclipse’s Add Repository window.

  8. Click [OK]. You should now have a collapsed entry in Eclipse’s Install window for each of the plug-ins in the BASIS PLUG-IN column of the table below.

  9. Check the box next to the entry in the list field that you want to install.
    NOTE: You must check both the BDT and BLTK plug-ins in order to successfully install the BDT plug-in. You may uncheck the Enterprise Manager or BBjUtils plug-ins if you do not wish to install them at this time. The BBjUtils plug-in depends on both the BDT and BLTK plug-ins being installed concurrently or having been installed previously with a matching version.

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

  11. Check the other boxes as you wish and click [Next >].

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

  13. Follow the remaining instructions as appropriate based on the plug-ins you are installing.

  14. Once the Install window completes successfully, you may be prompted to restart Eclipse. If so, the new plug-ins will not be available until after you have restarted.

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

BASIS PLUG-IN

LATEST OFFICIAL 20.xx RELEASE

LATEST 21.xx RELEASE CANDIDATE

BDT

​BLTK*
 

Enterprise Manager
 

BBjUtils* (Experimental)            

  • BBj Code  Formatter*
  • BBj Keyword Help*
  • BBj Macro Button*
  • BBj Unit Test*
  • Dialog Wizard*
  • Performance Analyzer*
  • PRO/5 Compiler* **

* You must install the BDT CodeEditor, as it is a prerequisite for all BDT and BBjUtils plug-ins.

**The PRO/5 Compiler plug-in was added to BBjUtils with the BBj 17.00 release. Remember that new plug-ins are only detected in Eclipse with the Help > Install New Software… menu option. Eclipse will not detect or update plug-ins in its Check for Updates function unless they are first installed.

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 Composite 20xx URL (https://plugins.basis.com/composite/20xx) and it offers the "latest official 20.xx release" plug-ins. The https://plugins.basis.com/composite/20xxrc URL offers updated plug-ins that are being tested in preparation for the next 20.xx release. Immediately after an official release, both the https://plugins.basis.com/composite/20xx and the https://plugins.basis.com/composite/20xxrc URLs will offer the same downloads (the final release candidate will have become the officially released version). These two will remain identical until a new release candidate becomes available, starting the cycle over again: this could happen as early as the next daily build.

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 BBj 20.xx versions are only compatible with BASIS plug-ins downloaded from a 20xx, 20xxrc, or 20nightly URL; all BBj 20.xx versions are incompatible with BASIS plug-ins downloaded from 1300, 14xx, 15xx, 16xx, 17xx, 18xx/18xxrc/18nightly, or 19xx/19xxrc/19nightly URL, and vice versa.

All other version compatibility boundaries are analogous.

WindowBuilder 14 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.

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HISTORICAL PLUG-INS

BASIS plug-ins are supported in the Eclipse IDE, but many versions of the plug-ins work only with specific versions of Eclipse. To install and run the BASIS Eclipse Plug-ins, you must first download and install the appropriate Eclipse. You may have multiple Eclipse installations on one development computer as long as they are installed to separate folders. Here is information about the earlier versions:

  • BBj/BDT installations 18.xx and higher must be installed with Eclipse 4.7 (Oxygen)
  • BBj/BDT installations 17.xx must be installed with Eclipse 4.6 (Neon)
  • BBj/BDT installations 16.xx  must be installed with Eclipse 4.5 (Mars)
  • BBj/BDT installations 15.xx and below must be installed with Eclipse 4.4 (Luna)

BBj/BDT installations 18.00 and higher with Eclipse Oxygen (for Java 8 development)

  1. Go to the following website to obtain the Oxygen Eclipse IDE for Java Developers:
    https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/oxygen/3a/eclipse-java-oxygen-3a
  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 Oxygen on your computer.

BBj/BDT installations 17.xx with Eclipse Neon

  1. Go to the following website to obtain the Neon Eclipse IDE for Java Developers:
    https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/neon/3/eclipse-java-neon-3
  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.

BBj/BDT installations 16.xx with Eclipse Mars

  1. Go to the following website to obtain the Mars Eclipse IDE for Java Developers:
    https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/mars/2/eclipse-java-mars-2
  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.

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

  1. Go to the following website and download the Luna Eclipse IDE for RCP and RAP Developers:
    https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/luna/sr2/eclipse-java-luna-sr2
  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 any case, remember where you installed Eclipse as you will need to run the eclipse.exe executable (located in the “eclipse” folder of your installation) to install the 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, each 15xx URL should be used with BBj 15.14, and each 16xx URL should be used with BBj 16.24 and so on). No further updates will occur on any of these URLs.

BASIS PLUG-IN

HISTORICAL RELEASES

 

BASIS PLUG-IN
(Experimental)

HISTORICAL RELEASES

BBj Utilities* (includes:

BBj Keyword Help,

BBj Macro Button,

BBj Performance Analyzer,

BBj Unit Test,

Dialog Wizard,

and PRO/5 Compiler)

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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 website. 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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