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Trying to install the Wolfram Workbench plugin into Ecplipse Juno fails. How is it possible to install in into Eclipse Kepler ?

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It is actually possible to install it in Juno, I've done it before. I didn't like Juno though so I never tested it thoroughly... it might be unstable. –  sebhofer Jan 21 '13 at 18:16
    
So what I meant to say was, if you really want to try then I'll probably be able to remember :) –  sebhofer Jan 21 '13 at 18:21
    
Maybe others care? For me it does not matter that much. Kepler seems to work fine. –  Rolf Mertig Jan 21 '13 at 18:25
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@Ajasja Afaik, there have been no updates to the standalone version of Workbench. On the other hand Eclipse is actively being developed. So you can benefit from using newer Eclipse versions together with the plugin. –  sebhofer Jan 22 '13 at 13:42
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@Ajasja One reason to look into this was I did not succeed to install the git plugin EGit into the standalone version of Workbench. –  Rolf Mertig Jan 22 '13 at 17:58

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This is tested on Windows and Linux:

  1. Download and install a 32bit version of Eclipse Kepler from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
  2. On Linux x86_64 make sure to have 32bit Java installed and configured, and, e.g. on Fedora do: yum install glibc.i686 libgcc.i686 gtk2.i686 libXtst.i686

  3. Start Eclipse and go to Help/Install New Software

  4. Click Add
  5. Enter http://download.eclipse.org/releases/indigo for Location, Indigo for Name Mathematica graphics
  6. Click OK and again Add and enter http://workbench.wolfram.com/update Mathematica graphics
  7. Wait a bit until you see Mathematica graphics
  8. Install WWB core (and possibly WWB webMathematica), hit ok a couple of times
  9. Don't forget to eventually adjust your location of Mathematica: Mathematica graphics
  10. Here the About Eclipse box Mathematica graphics
  11. And here the proof that it works: Mathematica graphics
  12. One big productivity boost for me to use Eclipse is that there are various vi plugins. One free possibility to use is vrapper , another one (non-free) is viplugin I also personally like this plugin which enables font-size changing by Crl++ and Ctrl+-
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Maybe worth stressing that "The workbench 2.0 plugins will install into eclipse 3.4 - 3.8, but are not compatible with 4.2" according to WRI. –  b.gatessucks Jan 21 '13 at 18:32
    
This worked on OS X 10.8.2. However, the About box says 4.3.0, while the splash screen says "Juno" (which is 4.2) –  rm -rf Jan 21 '13 at 18:36
    
Thanks for documenting this! Just to clarify, are you using the 3.x or the 4.x series? (It seems they're being developed in parallel at the moment. I used 3.8 for Workbench. If I understand it correctly, "Juno" could be either 4.2 or 3.8.) –  Szabolcs Jan 21 '13 at 19:24
    
(or even if both are not named Juno, they should have the same functionality) –  Szabolcs Jan 21 '13 at 19:32
    
@b.gatessucks As I said in a comment above, you can install the plugin in 4.x, you just have to jump through some hoops. –  sebhofer Jan 21 '13 at 23:29

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