Do things work per the installation doc and tutorial for everyone else? Or did something change as of the latest verision that obviates them?
try easyeclipse (http://www.easyeclipse.org). It's a free version of Eclipse with lots of plugins already installed. I understand your frustration, it's not trivial to install all the required plugins for eclipse because you must match the exact versions......
if you're willing to spend some money consider Red Hat Developer Studio which is a ready-to-cook JBoss Eclispe...
hope it helps
Start with Eclipse for Java EE 3.3, add in JBoss Tools 2.1.2 (http://www.jboss.org/tools/download/index.html). I know this combination works, I have tried it. Tools 2.1.2 does not work with Eclipse 3.4, at least not for me - I get an exception in the Server view.
To register your server, go to Windows | Preferences | Server | Installed Runtimes, click the Add button and in the New Server Runtime dialog expand the "JBoss, a division of RedHat" entry and choose JBoss 4.2 Runtime. Fill in the resulting dialog.
Then go to File | New | Other and select Server under the Server entry. Fill in the new Server dialog, referencing the runtime you created above.
You should now have a Server view showing in the bottom left corner of the Eclipse window. There are Menu options and button to start/stop the server. There are also configuration options to indicate which of your projects need to be deployed to the app server.
I hope this helps.
you don't actually need JBossIDE for working with Eclipse. Just download Eclipse 3.4 + WebToolsPlatform 3.0 plugin, and you have basic JBoss support (start/stop server, publish, create EJB projects, ...). For JBoss specific deployment descriptors there is no wizard, but for beginning with jboss this should be enough.
Thanks for the input. I guess the big thing I was looking at was trying to do the tutorial, but not even being able to begin because I cannot get JBoss IDE projects to appear in my Project Wizard.
I was able to add the JBAS per PeterJ's instructions. And from all of the downloads and updates I mentioned, I have:
JBoss Tools Web
in the wizard.
So my question now is, where do I look for some guidance on getting started with this stuff? I just need some sort of tutorial on setting up and building a simple app that leverages JBoss. Much of this stuff I usually build from scratch on projects, but if there is a slicker way, then I am all for it!
Can anyone point me to a good source?
BRILLIANT, Peter! That is just what I needed.
Thank you, VERY much!