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From "Shiva Kumar H R" <shiv...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Release Geronimo Eclipse Plugin 2.0.0 (RC2)
Date Thu, 13 Sep 2007 12:27:24 GMT
On 9/13/07, Anita Kulshreshtha <a_kulshre@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>    I would like to see download links to the following items on the
> project site at http://geronimo.apache.org/development-tools.html under
> prerequisites section.


Thanks for capturing this Anita. Also
http://geronimo.apache.org/development-tools.htm currently mentions the
pre-requisite as "WebTools Platform Runtime 1.5.1 driver", version should be
updated to "2.0".

> 1 -- Europa (also known as Eclipse 3.3), which is platform specific
> > 2 -- Web Tools Platform (WTP) 2.0.1


2.0.1 again! Am I missing something?? Shouldn't this be 2.0?

> 3 -- Data Tools Platform (DTP) 1.5
> > 4 -- Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) 2.3
> > 5 -- Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) 3.3
>
>
> Thanks
> Anita
>
> > On 9/12/07, Tim McConnell <tim.mcconne@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Start of discussion thread.....
> > > --
> > > Thanks,
> > > Tim McConnell
> > >
> > >
>
> ================================================================================
> > ===  Step #1 -- Install prerequisites
> >        ===
> >
>
> ================================================================================
> > The Geronimo Eclipse Plugin 2.0.0 has a number of prerequisites that
> > must be
> > installed prior to the installation of the plugin itself. These are
> > necessary
> > to establish the proper Eclipse installation. They are:
> >
> > 1 -- Europa (also known as Eclipse 3.3), which is platform specific
> > 2 -- Web Tools Platform (WTP) 2.0.1
> > 3 -- Data Tools Platform (DTP) 1.5
> > 4 -- Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) 2.3
> > 5 -- Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) 3.3
> >
> > You can manually download the latest versions of these artifacts but
> > it is
> > somewhat cumbersome. Instead I've created an ant script (that is
> > based on
> > the one used to build the plugin) that you can use that will download
> > and unzip
> > everything for you. You can get it from here:
> >
> > http://people.apache.org/~mcconne/releases/RC2/build.xml
> >
> > After you download it somewhere (preferably in a temp subdirectory)
> > you can just
> > invoke it for your specific platform using one of these three
> > commands:
> >
> > > ant win32
> > > ant linux
> > > ant macos
> >
> > It will create an /org/EUROPA/eclipse/3.3 subdirectory with all the
> > downloaded artifacts and an /EUROPA/eclipse subdirectory where
> > everything has
> > been unzipped. This is now the Eclipse installation directly you
> > should use to
> > test the Geronimo Eclipse 2.0.0 plugin.
> >
> > If you don't wish to use the ant script it's very important to ensure
> > you have
> > the latest versions of each -- otherwise the plugin will not function
> > correctly.
> > For example, the WTP 2.0.0 release is fairly old and buggy, and our
> > plugin will
> > not function correctly. That is why this ant script downloads and
> > installs the
> > WTP 2.0.1 RC1 artifacts.
> >
> >
> > Now that you have all the prerequisites you can do either of the two
> > scenarios
> > below since each must work and both should emulate how it will be
> > installed and
> > used in the real world.  Scenarios #1 and #2 are mutually exclusive
> > though --
> > do one or the other but not both unless you first delete and recreate
> > your
> > Eclipse installation directory (preferably with the ant script
> > above).
> >
> >
>
> ================================================================================
> > ===  Scenario #1 -- Upzip everything
> >        ===
> >
>
> ================================================================================
> > You can just download the plugin itself and unzip it into the same
> > directory
> > where all the prereqs were installed (e.g., EUROPA/eclipse). If you
> > choose
> > this option you must have an installed version of the Geronimo 2.0.1
> > server
> > somewhere on your system so that you can define an Geronimo Server
> > configuration. If you've never done this before the steps are fairly
> > straightforward:
> >
> > 1 -- Download the plugin and unzip into your EUROPA/eclipse
> > directory.
> >      You can download the plugin from here:
> >
> >
>
> http://people.apache.org/~mcconne/releases/RC2/g-eclipse-plugin-2.0.0-deployable-RC2.zip
> >
> > 2 -- Invoke the eclipse executable from your EUROPA/eclipse
> > directory. Select or
> >      accept the default workspace.
> >
> > 3 -- Open the Java EE perspective. From within Eclipse:
> >
> >      a. Close the Welcome tab
> >
> >      b. Select Window --> Open Perspective --> Other --> Java EE
> >         You should now be in the Java EE perspective. You can see the
> > open
> >         perspective tabs in the upper right-hand corner of your
> > Eclipse
> >         workspace.
> >
> > 4 -- Define a new server. From Eclipse select:
> >
> >      a. File --> New --> Other --> Server --> Server --> Next -->
> > Apache.
> >         At this point you must see the Apache Geronimo v2.0 Server
> > selection
> >         or the plugin was not installed/unzipped correctly.
> >
> >      b. Select "Apache Geronimo v2.0 Server" --> Next --> then enter
> > the root
> >         directory of your Geronimo server installation --> Next -->
> > Next -->
> >         Next --> Finish
> >
> >      c. Now in the Java EE perspective you should see the Apache
> > Geronimo v2.0
> >         server (bottom pane, middle tab usually) that you can now
> > start in
> >         Eclipse (either right-click on it and select start or select
> > the little
> >         green and white arrow on the far right of the server pane).
> > You should
> >         then see the console and the familiar server startup
> > messages.
> >
> >      d. Right-click on the server and select "Launch Geronimo
> > Console" to bring
> >         up an admin console browser window in eclipse.
> >
> >
>
> ================================================================================
> > ===  Scenario #2 -- Use Staging Site
> >        ===
> >
>
> ================================================================================
> > Alternatively, you can download both the Eclipse Plugin and the
> > Geronimo
> > server from the Staging Site I've set up to emulate an Eclipse update
> > site.
> > Again if you've never done this before the steps are fairly
> > straightforward:
> >
> > 1 -- Invoke the eclipse executable from your EUROPA/eclipse
> > directory.  Select or
> >      accept the default workspace.
> >
> > 2 -- Open the Eclipse Software Updates dialog:
> >
> >      a. Help --> Software Updates --> Find and Install --> Search for
> > new
> >         features to install
> >
> >      b. On the "Update sites to visit dialog" you must add a new
> > remote site to
> >         point to the Staging site.  Click "New Remote Site" button
> > --> Set name
> >         to something like "Staging Site" --> set URL to this:
> >
> >         http://people.apache.org/~mcconne/releases/RC2/staging_site
> >
> >      c. Make sure that your new Staging Site is the only site with a
> > checkmark
> >         and hit Finish.  Then you should be able to select the
> > features you wish
> >         to install.  If you select either or both of the runtimes it
> > will only
> >         download them for you -- not install them.  You can do this
> > of course,
> >         just make note where they get downloaded.  The more
> > interesting feature
> >         though is to instead download and install the server after
> > we've
> >         installed the plugin features, so it's recommended to not
> > select either
> >         of the runtimes.
> >
> >      d. It's somewhat non-intuitive but you MUST select all four
> > "Geronimo WTP
> >         Server Adapters" not just the "Geronimo v2.0 Server Adapter
> > 2.0.0".
> >         Otherwise the Geronimo servers will not show up when you try
> > to add a
> >         new server configuration in Eclipse.
> >
> >      e. Select Next --> Accept the license agreement --> Next -->
> > Finish
> >
> >      f. It will then download and install the plugin artifacts (takes
> > a few
> >         seconds)
> >
> >      g. Note that I did not sign these plugins (since it's a staging
> > site--not a
> >         true install/update site) so just select "Install All"
> >
> >      h. Select Yes to restart Eclipse
> >
> > 3 -- Now that you've downloaded and installed the Geronimo Eclipse
> > plugin you
> >      can use it to download the Geronimo server from the Staging Site
> > (in the
> >      same manner that it will ultimately be downloaded from one of
> > the Eclipse
> >      Update sites)
> >
> === message truncated ===
>
>
>
>
>
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