Setting up a local Eclipse environment

  1. Download and unzip
    [Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers] Select and download your favourite Eclipse version (
    (64-bit Eclipse doesn’t work with 32-bit JRE/JDK it will fail without any error message).
  2. Start Eclipse
    Use with Java 7 or higher. You might want to use -vm in eclipse.ini.
    Close “Welcome” screen.
    Window, Open Perspective, Other…, Java EE.
  3. Newline settings
    Make sure that the default text file line delimiter is set to Unix and default encoding is set to UTF-8:
    Window, Preferences, General, Workspace, New text file line delimiter: Unix, Text file encoding: UTF-8.
  4. Maven
    Make sure Maven is able to access the internet. E.g. when behind a proxy:
    Window, Preferences, Maven, User Settings, settings.xml should exist and contain proxy configuration.
  5. Git
    Window, Open Perspective, Other…, Git, OK,
    Clone a Git repository, URI:, Next, Next, Finish.
  6. Install Server
    If no servers are available. Click this link to create a new server…,
    Apache, Tomcat v7.0 Server or higher, Next, Browse…, select the root folder of a Tomcat installation
    when not available download Tomcat
    (version 7.0.22 is known to work, but other versions are expected to work too), OK, Finish.
  7. Configure Server
    Double click Tomcat v7.0 Server at localhost, Open launch configuration, Arguments, VM arguments, add -Dotap.stage=LOC, OK
    Next click Modules tab, Add Web Module…, iaf-example, OK, File, Save
    Right click Tomcat v7.0 Server at localhost, Start.
  8. Start ibis4example on your local machine
    Open a web browser and go to http://localhost:8080/ibis4example/ to check if ibis4example is running

Installation issues?

Use the Troubleshooting Information Page to help fix Eclipse issues.