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= Eclipse =

== Goals ==
learn how to set up eclipse
learn which plugins are available for developing j2ee applications
develop a basic example, compile it and deploy it

== What is Eclipse ==
Eclipse is an Integrated Development Environment written in Java by IBM
Eclipse is Open-Source-Software
Eclipse offers many plugin to use for different tasks

== Set Up Eclipse ==

=== requirements ===
your installed JDK is working, to check it enter in a shell:java -version

result should be something like

java version "1.5.0_06"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_06-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_06-b05, mixed mode)

=== action ===
go to http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ and download the Eclipse which matches your platform
this book assumes you use version 3.2.1
untar eclipse-SDK-3.2.1-linux-gtk.tar.gz
change to directory eclipse
start eclipse
if you have never worked with eclipse before, you should do the tutorialsplugins are installed via Update Manager
Help->Software Updates->Find and Install
Select Search for New features

== Set Up Plugins ==
Your needed plugins depend on your project's goal

=== The Ecplise Web Tools Platform Project ===
You want to develop a J2EE Web-application
Consists of source editors for HTML, JavaScript, CSS, JSP, SQL, XML, DTD, XSD, and WSDL; graphical editors for XSD and WSDL
project homepage: http://www.eclipse.org/webtools/index.html

==== Requirements ====
Graphical Editing Framework (GEF)
url for update manager: http://download.eclipse.org/tools/gef/update-site/releases/site.xml
documentation: GEF http://wiki.eclipse.org/index.php/GEF_Developer_FAQ#Download_and_InstallVisual Editor (VE)
urls for update manager:
documentation: http://www.eclipse.org/vep/WebContent/faq.html#install_howto

==== Action ====
url for update manager: http://download.eclipse.org/webtools/updates/
documentation: http://download.eclipse.org/webtools/updates/

==== Building an example application ====

=== Lomboz ===

==== Building an example application ====
how to build a prg in lomboz.

=== other plugins ===

==== Building an example application ====

== further reading ==

== links ==
Home of Eclipse Project