This guide provides the detail on how to configure Eclipse for use with the Adobe LiveCycle Workbench ES Component Development Tool.

Important: You must use a minimum of version 3.4.2 of Eclipse and your Default Installed JRE for Eclipse needs to be JDK 1.6.

  1. Open Windows > Preferences > Java > Installed JREs.
  2. Ensure that your default Installed JRE is using JDK 1.6.

The LiveCycle Workbench ES Component Development Tool requires certain Eclipse frameworks and tools to be present in your Eclipse installation. Follow these instructions carefully.

Configure “EMF”

Install the Eclipse Modeling Framework Project (EMF) in your Eclipse environment:

  1. Go to Help > Software Updates > ”Available Software” tab > Add Site.
  2. Add the update site http://download.eclipse.org/modeling/emf/updates/releases.
  3. Select the 2.4.2 version of the EMF libraries from the list.
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  1. Click on “Install”.
  2. Click "Next" Select "I accept the terms..." and Finish. This will install the EMF libraries into your existing eclipse and prompt you to restart the eclipse. Select "Yes."

Configure “GEF”

Install the Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) in your Eclipse environment:

  1. Go to Help > Software Updates > ”Available Software” tab > Add Site.
  2. Add the update site http://download.eclipse.org/tools/gef/updates/releases/.
  3. Choose version 3.4.2 and click Install.
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  1. Click "Next" Select "I accept the terms..." and Finish. This will install the GEF libraries into your existing eclipse and prompt you to restart the eclipse. Select "Yes."

Configure “WTP”

Obtain the Eclipse Web Tools Platform (WTP SDK):

  1. Using your Browser, open the Eclipse Web Tools Platform Project download site at http://archive.eclipse.org/webtools/downloads/drops/R3.0/R-3.0.5-20090521045405/
  2. Under “Web Tools Platform” Locate the link for “wtp-sdk” and download the file, “wtp-sdk-R-3.0.5-20090521045405.zip."
  3. Exit your running Eclipse.
  4. The file wtp-sdk-R-3.0.5-20090521045405.zip contains updates to the “features” and “plugins” folder in your Eclipse installation. Therefore you should unzip it in the same root folder where you have already installed Eclipse (typically the folder that contains your “eclipse” folder).
  5. Restart Eclipse after you finish unzipping.