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Installing Eclipse manuallyΒΆ


This page describes how to install Eclipse manually. However, all bundled IDE releases include Eclipse and do not require manual installation of Eclipse.

Our software is a set of plug-ins for Eclipse, a cross platform IDE. Eclipse comes in several different distributions. We currently only support the Eclipse Modeling Tools package. Furthermore, we currently only support the Mars Update 1 (4.5.1) release of Eclipse. The plug-ins are compatible with Eclipse Modeling Tools of the Neon release (4.6) as well.

If you don’t have a proper version of Eclipse installed on your system, you need to install one.

To download the Eclipse Mars Update 1 release, Eclipse Modeling Tools package, for your operating system, visit the Eclipse Mars Update 1 download site and look for the Eclipse Modeling Tools. To the right of it, there are download links. Save the downloaded archive to your hard disk. Make sure you download the 32-bit version if you installed the x86 (32-bit) JDK, or the 64-bit version if you installed the x64 (64-bit) JDK.

Extract the downloaded archive using your favorite unzip software (WinZip, 7-Zip, WinRAR, etc). Make sure you extract it to a directory where you have full read and write access. Also, make sure you extract with folder names (Use folder names in WinZip, Extract relative paths in WinRAR, etc).

  • For Windows, don’t extract Eclipse in c:\Program Files or c:\Program Files (x86).
  • For Linux, use an unzip program of your choice, or use the command line unzip or tar utility.
  • For Mac OS X, extract the archive by double clicking the archive in the Finder.

After you’ve extracted the archive, your Eclipse directory should have several sub-directories, including features and plugins. However, on Mac OS X these are not visible. The directory is recognized as a Mac application, and displayed as Eclipse with a custom icon.

You can now continue by starting Eclipse.