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From Ted Byers <r.ted.by...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Configuring Eclipse to work with OFBiz (Jacques?)
Date Thu, 12 Jun 2014 02:30:20 GMT
Hi Ron,

Thanks, but...

On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 9:57 PM, Ron Wheeler <rwheeler@artifact-software.com
> wrote:

> I normally download the installer http://download.springsource.
> com/release/STS/3.5.1/dist/e4.3/spring-tool-suite-3.5.1.
> RELEASE-e4.3.2-win32-installer.exe
> Run it and let it install Eclipse with the plug-ins.
> I end up with a sts.exe file that I run.
> That is the Windows installer.  Alas, it won't run on any version of
Linux.  On Linux, all you get is a gzipped tar file.  But I just put it in
a subdirectory in my home directory. I wonder if it ought to be in /opt or

I am using the latest JDK 1.7 that is availabel for OpenSuse 13.1, so that
ought not be a problem, and based on the information you provided, I
converted all '-' into '_' characters (and ensured there were no spaces),
but the error I mentioned persists.  Anyone out there working with this on

> I have not seen this error
> Plug-in "org.springsource.ide.eclipse.commons.gettingstarted" was unable
> to instantiate class "org.springsource.ide.eclipse.commons.gettingstarted.
> dashboard.WelcomeDashboard"
> but
> https://issuetracker.springsource.com/browse/STS-3712 describes a way to
> get this to happen by using a folder with a space in the foldername.
> Perhaps a "-" can have the same effect.
> Try renaming the folder where it is installed.
> If that does not fix it, try Googling the error message and see if
> anything else shows up.
> Subversive should be referenced from the Dashboard if my memory serves me
> well (or at all).
> Alas, it looks like I am not getting the dashboard because of the error I
mention above.  :-(

> If you add the Kepler release software site (it may already be there)
> http://download.eclipse.org/releases/kepler
> you will find Subversive listed under "Collaboration"
> Yes, that repository is already there, and I found Subversive there.



> Ron
> On 11/06/2014 9:27 PM, Ted Byers wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 8:51 PM, Ron Wheeler <rwheeler@artifact-software.
>> com <mailto:rwheeler@artifact-software.com>> wrote:
>>     You might find that the Eclipse STS from http://spring.io/tools is
>>     a version 4.3 Eclipse with all of the plug-ins that you need to
>>     develop Java apps makes it easy to add Subversive which has
>>     replaced Subclipse for most people.
>>     It knows how to add Subversive which makes it easy to get started
>>     quickly.
>>     We moved from Eclipse to Eclipse/STS several years ago when we
>>     found that we were losing days to fix up each new version of
>>     Eclipse and had a lot of trouble in a small shop trying to develop
>>     software development  processes when each person was using a
>>     different set of plug-ins.
>>     Eclipse STS solved all of that and made installing a new version
>>     of Eclipse a 15 minute process instead of days of screwing about
>>     with plug-ins.
>>     Install Eclipse/STS, add Subversive using the links on the
>>     dashboard and get back to productive work.
>>     Ron
>> Thanks Ron,
>> That is helpful.  I take it that it needs no installation per se, but
>> just to run the STS executable in the sts-bundle directory.  Right?  It
>> does give me an error, though, saying that Plug-in
>> "org.springsource.ide.eclipse.commons.gettingstarted" was unable to
>> instantiate class "org.springsource.ide.eclipse.commons.gettingstarted.dashboard.WelcomeDashboard"
>> Looking at the trace, it seems it can't find one or more class definitions.
>> Is that something to worry about?
>> I would also ask where I would find Subversiv, as I do not see it among
>> the software items in the install software dialog.  Do I have to add
>> another repository, or am I looking in the wrong place?
>> I did find a lot of documentation that//I plan on working through, but I
>> did not find an installation guide.
>> And, I would ask you about other software I can install using that
>> dialog: what you'd recommend, and what you think of the modelling tools and
>> their potential for producing up to date UML diagrams (especially use case
>> and E-R diagrams) for the latest version OFBiz.
>> Thanks
>> Ted
> --
> Ron Wheeler
> President
> Artifact Software Inc
> email: rwheeler@artifact-software.com
> skype: ronaldmwheeler
> phone: 866-970-2435, ext 102

R.E.(Ted) Byers, Ph.D.,Ed.D.

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