ATF build 0.2.2-v200705251000

Important

    This build now uses eclipse's Update Manager to download and install XULRunner automatically. XULRunner no longer has to be manually downloaded and configured. [More Info]

    ATF must be installed using Eclipse's Update Manager. Please follow instructions carefully below.

Build Information


    Supported Platforms
    Operating system Processor architecture Java 2 Platform
    Microsoft Windows XP x86 32 bit Sun and IBM Java 2 versions 1.4.2 and 5.0 for Microsoft Windows
    Linux GTK x86 32bit Sun and IBM Java 2 versions 1.4.2 and 5.0 for Linux x86
    Mac OS X x86, PPC Java for Mac OS X 10.4 Release 5

Prerequisites

Downloads

Installation Instructions

The downloads are in the form of archived update sites. To install the ATF features into your Eclipse installation, perform the following steps:

  • Start Eclipse, and select Help -> Software Updates -> Find and Install...
  • Select Search for new features to install
  • Select Next
  • Select New Archived Site...
  • Select the location of the downloaded update site zip file
  • Select Finish
  • Make sure all ATF features are selected
  • Follow the remaining prompts to install ATF

For previous users of ATF, restarting using the -clean option is no longer required

Important Final Steps

Upon installing ATF through the downloadable zip file, certain pieces of 3rd party components are required in order to gain ATF's full functionality. The third party software needs to be downloaded and configured using ATF preference page options.

It is not required for all third party software be installed. If you only planned to use the Dojo Toolkit, then only the Dojo Toolkit needs to be installed.

More detail instructions are available in the AJAX Toolkit Framework User Guide in the Eclipse Help.

Note: The old method for copying the third party runtimes into the plugins is still supported> In the future this option may be removed. This option shows up in the ATF preference pages for configuring third party software as pointing to an invalid location until the third party software is copied into the plugin.

    Configuring JSLint Validation

    • This step is only required if you plan to use JSLint Validation
    • More detail instructions on how to configure JSLint Validation is available in the AJAX Toolkit Framework User Guide in the Eclipse Help
    • If JSLint validation is not configured, a warning dialog is shown each time eclipse starts.
      • 1. Download JSLint
      • 2. Define the location of JSLint using the preference pages.
        • From the Window menu item open the ATF preference page for defining JavaScript Validation
          • Window>>Preferences>>ATF>>JavaScript Validation
          • Specify the location of JSLint

    Configuring Dojo

    • This step is only required if you plan to use the Dojo Toolkit
    • More detail instructions on how to configure Dojo is available in the AJAX Toolkit Framework User Guide in the Eclipse Help
      • 1. Download Dojo and extract into a directory from http://dojotoolkit.org/download/
      • 2. Define the location of Dojo using the preference pages.
        • From the Window menu item open the ATF preference page for defining Ajax runtimes
          • Window>>Preferences>>ATF>>Installed Ajax Runtimes
          • Select the "Add.." button and define the runtime. The location specified is the directory containing the dojo.js file.
          • Use the "Set as default" button to make location the default to use.

        Note: The ATF javascript validator will flag a few of the base Dojo javascript source files as having errors. These "errors" can be ignored and should not cause any break in Dojo functionality.


    Configuring Script.aculo.us

    • This step is only required if you plan to use the Script.aculo.us Toolkit
    • More detail instructions on how to configure Script.aculo.us is available in the AJAX Toolkit Framework User Guide in the Eclipse Help
      • 1. Download Script.aculo.us and extract into a directory from http://script.aculo.us
      • 2. Define the location of Script.aculo.us using the preference pages.
        • From the Window menu item open the ATF preference page for defining Ajax runtimes
          • Window>>Preferences>>ATF>>Installed Ajax Runtimes
          • Select the "Add.." button and define the runtime. The location specified is the directory containing the runtime files.
          • Use the "Set as default" button to make location the default to use.

    Configuring Rico

    • This step is only required if you plan to use the Rico Toolkit
    • More detail instructions on how to configure Rico is available in the AJAX Toolkit Framework User Guide in the Eclipse Help
      • Download rico.js and prototype.js into a directory from http://openrico.org/rico/downloads.page
      • Define the location of rico.js and prototype,js using the preference pages.
      • From the Window menu item open the ATF preference page for defining Ajax runtimes
        • Window>>Preferences>>ATF>>Installed Ajax Runtimes
        • Select the "Add.." button and define the runtime
        • Use the "Set as default" button to make location the default to use.

      Note: this has only been tested with prototype 1.4.0 and rico 1.1.2