We will be using Eclipse Galileo and Sun JDK 6.0+ for the illustration. Geronimo Eclipse Plugin (GEP) can be installed using the following options:
This page describes how to install the current release of the GEP (GEP 2.2). For information about installing previous releases, see this page.
- Java SE 1.6.0
- Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers (Helios (Eclipse 3.6), Galileo (Eclipse 3.5), Ganymede (Eclipse 3.4))
- Apache Geronimo 2.2 server
Sun JDK 6.0 can be downloaded from Sun's J2SE 6.0 Downloads site. The Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers can be downloaded from the Eclipse Downloads site. Download and extract the Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers archives to a directory of your choice (for e.g. C:\eclipse). The archive will be extracted to a directory named eclipse under the directory you specified (for e.g. C:\eclipse\eclipse), referred to as <ECLIPSE_HOME> from now on. Make sure that the JDK in the PATH is Sun JDK 6.0. Launch Eclipse by running
To install the Geronimo server, download the Geronimo 2.2 server from Apache Geronimo downloads and extract the archive to a directory of your choice (for e.g. C:\g). The archive will be extracted to a directory geronimo-tomcat6-javaee5-2.2 (for e.g. C:\g\geronimo-tomcat6-javaee5-2.2) or geronimo-jetty6-javaee5-2.2 depending on whether you downloaded Geronimo 2.2 distribution with Tomcat or Jetty as the web container. We will refer to this directory as <GERONIMO_HOME> from now on.
Installing GEP within WTP
- Once you have all the #Prerequisites installed, launch Eclipse from
<ECLIPSE_HOME>/eclipse.By default Eclipse will be launched with Java EE perspective.
- Select the Servers tab as shown in the figure and select New->Server.
- On the next screen select Download Additional Server Adapters.
- Select Geronimo V2.2 Server Adapter and select Next.
- Accept the license agreement and select Finish.
- Next screen will ask for confirmation. Select OK. Once done Geronimo V2.2 server adapter will be downloaded and installed.
- Once the adapter is installed you will be prompted to restart the server. Select Yes.
Installing GEP using Eclipse update manager
A video desktop demonstration of Installing the Apache Geronimo Eclipse Plugin with the Eclipse Update Manager is available.
- Once you have all the prerequisites installed. Launch Eclipse from
<ECLIPSE_HOME>/eclipse. By default Eclipse will be launched with Java EE perspective.
- Select Help->Software Updates.. from the menu.
- On the next screen click Add.
- Copy and paste the following site to Add Site window and Select OK.
- Expand http://apache.org/dist/geronimo/eclipse/updates/. Select Geronimo v2.2 Server Adapter v2.2 and click Next.
- Wait until Eclipse finish resovling the requirements and dependencies. Review the details and click Finish.
- Review the license and accept the agreement.
- You have to wait a few seconds while Eclipse resolves dependencies.
- Select the items that you trust and select OK. You can review the details of these certificates by clicking on details.
- Once GEP is installed you will be prompted to restart. Select Yes.
- Download the package geronimo-eclipse-plugin-2.2-updatesite.zip from http://apache.org/dist/geronimo/eclipse/2.2.0/.
- Once done, extract the package into a directory on your machine.
- Follow the instructions in #Installing GEP using Eclipse update manager section. When adding a an update site in step 5, choose Local, and navigate to the directory where you unzipped the updatesite.zip package in the previous step.
- Download the package geronimo-eclipse-plugin-2.2-deployable.zip from http://apache.org/dist/geronimo/eclipse/2.2.0/.
- Once done, extract the package into your eclipse installation directory. For Ganymede and Galileo, extract to eclipse/dropins directory. You may get a prompt regarding file replacement. Select All.
- Restart eclipse with the -clean option.
Verify GEP installation
- Select Help->About Eclipse Platform.
- You can see a G icon in the About Eclipse Platform. This confirms the successful installation of GEP. Click the icon.
- On the next screen you can view details- License, Plug-in-Details and set the Columns of the table being displayed.
You can cleanly uninstalled GEP only if you have installed it cleanly. To do so, install your GEP by using Eclipse update manager. If your GEP was installed within WTP, reinstall it with Eclipse update manager to update some meta information so that a clean uninstallation can be preformed.
You can uninstall GEP by selecting either of the followings:
- Help->Install New Software-> What is already installed?
- Help->About Eclipse->Installation Details