As I told earlier, JBoss IDE is a bundle of Plug-Ins for Eclipse IDE. So you if you already have your Eclipse (3.2+) Installed you can just download the Plug-Ins and copy them over to your existing Eclipse Installation.
Alternatively, you can download the entire Eclipse + JBoss Plug-Ins bundle.
Option 1: (Eclipse Pre-Installed)
If you have Eclipse (Calisto version/3.2) installed on your machine already you can download the required Plug-In bundle from downloadspage .
Click on the link that says: “JBossIDE-X.Y.Z.Beta1-ALL.zip” – X.Y.Z is the current version number. Once the download is finished, you can unzip the file to some temporary folder.
- Unzip the downloaded file to a temporary directory.
- You’ll find two folders: plugins and features.
- Copy the contents of plugins to your eclipse/plugins folder.
- Copy the contents of features to your eclipse/features folder.
Option 2: (No Eclipse Installed)
Click on the link that says: “JBossIDE-X.Y.Z.-Bundle-[platform].zip” – for example at the time of this writing it is “JBossIDE-2.0.0.Beta1-Bundle-win32.zip” for windows platform. Click on appropriate version you want to download.
If you have Mac OS X, unfortunately for Mac OS X, I don’t see a bundle version now, so you need to go with the option one, by installing eclipse first.
Once you have finished doing that just start the eclipse as you normally do. Eclipse should detect your newly installed plug-ins.