Saturday, 4 June 2011

Eclipse: Installing XQDT (and DLTK) on Eclipse Indigo [3.7 RC3]

Some brief notes regarding getting set up with XQDT on Eclipse for XQuery app development...

Start by installing the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/index-developer.php (N.B. this is the link for the Release Candidate version of Eclipse 3.7 - for the current release, the link is http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/).

For everything else, you can use the Eclipse Install manager (Help > Install New Software...)

At outset, there are a couple of dependencies. First, the WST Server Adaptors from the Web, XML, Java EE and OSGi Enterprise Development section within http://download.eclipse.org/releases/indigo:


Then you need to install the DLTK 2.0 Core framework. To do this, add the update site repository http://download.eclipse.org/technology/dltk/updates/ to the "Work with" field and select Dynamic Languages Toolkit (DLTK) 2.0 and choose the package Dynamic Languages Toolkit - Core Frameworks


Finally, add the XQDT update site repository (also paste into the "Work with" input field) http://download.eclipse.org/webtools/incubator/repository/xquery/milestones/ and select all the necessary components:

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