Tool Setup Instructions

Eclipse Mars with JBoss Tools, Version 10

If the course you are setting up requires EclipseMars_WildFly10.0 10, follow these instructions to set it up on the student and instructor machines. If you have questions, please contact your courseware vendor.

First, click the link below and choose one of the Windows download links for Eclipse Mars for Java EE Developers:

Eclipse Mars for Java EE Developers

Unzip the archive to the c:\ root: this will create a tree of files in c:\eclipse. Then run c:\eclipse\eclipse.exe.

Or, for the Mac, just open the downloaded file and click the icon to install the application. It will wind up in your Applications folder, and you can double-click it from there.

You'll see the splash screen, and then a dialog asking you to select a workspace.

Splash screen Default workspace

Just leave the default workspace and click OK.

Eclipse will start and you'll see the full layout of the IDE. Select Help | Eclipse Marketplace ... from the top-level menu. In the dialog that appears, enter "jbosstools" in the Search box and hit Enter. You'll see several results, and the first or second hit should be "JBoss Tools 4.3.x.Final", as shown below for the 4.3.0 version.

Eclipse Marketplace dialog showing JBoss Tools

Click Install. The Marketplace Client will check for downloadable "features" to install, and present you with a list to confirm. There are quite a lot of tools! and we only need two of them. Be sure that at least "Hibernate Tools" and "JBoss AS, WildFly & EAP Server Tools" are checked, as shown below:

Eclipse Marketplace confirming JBoss Tools features to install

Click Confirm >. The client will size up the necessary download and install process, and then present you with a consolidated dialog for confirming license agreements:

Eclipse Marketplace confirming license agreements

Click the upper radio button to agree, and then click Finish. The client will download and install the necessary plugins.

Eclipse Marketplace installing software

When the installation completes, all the dialogs will disappear and you'll see a message box prompting you to restart Eclipse.

Click Restart now. Eclipse will shut down and restart. If the restart fails, just start it manually as you did earlier. Again choose the default workspace.

To test the installation, choose File | New | Other ... from the top-level menu; open the Server node and click the Server node under that; and click Next. In the new-server dialog, you should now see a "JBoss Community" folder, with options including "WildFly 10.0", or "WildFly 10.0 (Experimental)" as shown here:

JBoss servers, ready for use

You don't need to create a server profile, as our workspaces have one built in. But your Eclipse installation is now ready to support those workspaces! So just cancel out and close Eclipse.