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

  • $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$
    – sebhofer
    Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 18:16
  • $\begingroup$ So what I meant to say was, if you really want to try then I'll probably be able to remember :) $\endgroup$
    – sebhofer
    Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ Maybe others care? For me it does not matter that much. Kepler seems to work fine. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 18:25
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    $\begingroup$ @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. $\endgroup$
    – sebhofer
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 13:42
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    $\begingroup$ @Ajasja One reason to look into this was I did not succeed to install the git plugin EGit into the standalone version of Workbench. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 17:58

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Update October 2016: As mentioned here it is officially documented how to install WWB into Eclipse Neon (64 bit)! Great! Thanx WRI.

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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    $\begingroup$ 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. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 18:32
  • $\begingroup$ 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) $\endgroup$
    – rm -rf
    Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 18:36
  • $\begingroup$ 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.) $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 19:24
  • $\begingroup$ (or even if both are not named Juno, they should have the same functionality) $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 19:32
  • $\begingroup$ @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. $\endgroup$
    – sebhofer
    Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 23:29

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