I tinkered around with JBoss Tools using these instructions. I installed a fresh copy of Eclipse Europa for J2EE developers and used the Eclipse link functionality to add the JBoss Tools plugins.
I ran into an issue with getting Seam functionality enabled for an existing Java project, i.e. getting the Seam Components view to populate. Here's how I worked around it (there's some voodoo here since I didn't spend too much time evaluating the IDE)
- downloaded the JBoss Tools nightly build,
- set my Seam Runtime to my Seam home folder (an extracted copy of jboss-seam-2.0.0.GA),
- removed and re-applied the Seam support to the project - basically unchecking, applying, and then rechecking the Seam Support.
- set the JBoss Tools HTML Editor as the default editor for .xhtml files
Most people probably know this.... but...
installedtool(s) by creating a directory:
Help->Software Updates-> Manage Configuration from within MyEclipse to access the extra tools config wizard...
From this window click on Add External Location
From here point this to
and thats it
(you can add in URLs for tools that provide them from Help->Software Updates-> Find and Install)
This is very useful for adding ANY other plugins... as you can install a newer Eclipse (MyEclipse) and just point it at that folder each time...
Anyhow.. The plugins didn't work with MyEclipse anyhow :(
These tips may even work for
I never got as far as
setting teh seam runtimewhatever that is!
I might not have been clear, but AFAIK the JBoss Tools package is essentially the open source version of the JBoss Developer Studio.
In other words, go here if you're looking for a
trialversion of the developer studio.
I have tried to install these tool sinto MyEclipse which doesn't work.
Having to go back to Normal Eclipse is not something I am keen to do.
So I assumed that RedHat Developer actually had more
to itthatn normal Eclipse.
I would rather stay with MyEclipse without JBoss tools than go back to normal eclipse.
Thanks for the info anyhow.
The MyEclipse peeps are having a meeting end of this week and they are looking into putting JBoss tool into the roadmap (i.e. more support for Seam) as a matter of urgency!
I have asked the Jboss Tools guys to strip out the stuff from the Tools that causes MyEclipse to barf (summat to do with needing a single deployable file - which hopefully just means dropping support for the deployer and SeamGen which I don't use anyhow).
We will see what happens.