Thursday, 1 September 2011

Eclipse indigo minimal install

Since i've found out about installation of customized (minimal) eclipse, I haven't ever used full version of PHP, JEE or PDT packages. Here's a bit updated version:

In order to install eclipse that suits to your needs, you must:

  1. Go to Eclipse downloads page
  2. Select Other Downloads near Eclipse Classic
  3. I couldn't find a minimal installation for Eclipse 4.0 or 4.1, hence you must switch to 3.x downloads page
  4. Next select version of your choice
  5. Scroll down to "Platform Runtime Binary" and download the package depending on your OS and architecture
  6. Uzip and start Eclipse
  7. Select Help > Install New Software ...
  8. And install appropriate packages:
    1. For Java web development I use:
      • Eclipse Java EE Developer Tools
      • Eclipse Java Web Developer Tools
      • Eclipse Web Developer Tools
      • All JST Server Adapters (2 packages), JST Server UI, WST Server Adapters (this is the part where it's hard to guess where Tomcat server adapter is located, if you want to use Tomcat installation from Eclipse)
      • m2e - Maven Integration for Eclipse + integrations for WTP, SCM, etc.
      • Subclipse + Adapters
      • Spring IDE: Core, Web Flow, Autowire Extention, Security Extention
    2. For PHP web development I use:
      • PHP Development Tools (PDT) SDK Feature
      • Subclipse + Adapters
Note that both installations indirectly include support for Javascript, CSS, HTML and other file editing. And this is MY way of doing things - you're not restricted to these packages - feel free to add any additional plugins of your choice.

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