We will be using Eclipse Ganymede and Sun JDK 6.0+ for the illustration. Geronimo Eclipse Plugin (GEP) can be installed using the following options:
This page describes how to install the current release of the GEP (GEP 2.2). For information about installing previous releases, see
or this page for other releases.
Sun JDK 6.0 can be downloaded from Sun's J2SE 6.0 Downloads site. The Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers can be downloaded from the Eclipse Downloads site. Download and extract the Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers archives to a directory of your choice (for e.g. C:\eclipse). The archive will be extracted to a directory named eclipse under the directory you specified (for e.g. C:\eclipse\eclipse), referred to as <ECLIPSE_HOME> from now on. Make sure that the JDK in the PATH is Sun JDK 6.0. Launch Eclipse by running <ECLIPSE_HOME>/eclipse.
To install the Geronimo server, download the Geronimo 2.2 server from http://www.apache.org/dist/geronimo/ and extract the archive to a directory of your choice (for e.g. C:\g). The archive will be extracted to a directory geronimo-tomcat6-javaee5-2.2 (for e.g. C:\g\geronimo-tomcat6-javaee5-2.2) or geronimo-jetty6-javaee5-2.2 depending on whether you downloaded Geronimo 2.2 distribution with Tomcat or Jetty as the web container. We will refer to this directory as <GERONIMO_HOME> from now on.
A video desktop demonstration of Installing the Apache Geronimo Eclipse Plugin with the Eclipse Update Manager is available.
GEP may be uninstalled in a similar manner in which it was installed.
Uninstall does not work well on Ganymede, especially for GEP. It will uninstall GEP, but then you can't reinstall it, as it doesn't really get uninstalled. The only way to reinstall GEP in Ganymede is to reinstall Ganymede itself! See Eclipse Bugzilla 244935 for details, and hopefully a fix soon!