Regression in recent versions of Eclipse
The Epsilon language editors in version 2.3 throw a null pointer exception upon initialisation when installed on versions of Eclipse after 2021-12. This has been fixed in version 2.4 of Epsilon.
The simplest way to get a copy of Eclipse with Epsilon 2.3 and all its dependencies installed, is to download the Eclipse Installer and select Epsilon. Note that you will need a Java Runtime Environment installed on your system.
Can't find Epsilon?
If you don't see Epsilon in the list, click on the three vertical bars on the top right, then Product Catalogs and check "Eclipse.org Applications". Epsilon should be near the bottom of the list (you can also use the search bar). If the Product Catalogs option is missing, switch to Advanced Mode and look for Epsilon under "Eclipse.org Applications" (if this category is missing, click on the small yellow folder icon in the top right corner and select it). Keep pressing Next (you don't need to change anything) and then Finish. Accept the licenses when prompted.
Please do not select the Epsilon project on the second page of the installer in Advanced Mode. This is for Epsilon developers only and may cause issues during installation of the Epsilon product.
Alternatively, you can use the following update sites through the
Install new software menu in Eclipse to install (parts of) Epsilon.
Eclipse failing to find dependencies?
While Epsilon update sites contain references to all 3rd party dependencies and shouldn't require installing any prerequisites separately, Eclipse's installation system (p2) can be temperamental and occasionally fail to find external dependencies. In this case, installation can fail with the following message:
Cannot complete the install because one or more required items could not be found.
When this happens, please untick the
Contact all update sites during install to find required software option and try again. Alternatively, you can try installing Epsilon through the Eclipse installer (see above), which is more reliable. If none of this works for you, please post a message to the forum.
How often is the interim update site rebuilt?
The interim update site is rebuilt automatically with every push to the main branch of the Epsilon repo. Bugs fixed in the interim version (compared to the latest stable version) are listed here
Archived Update Sites¶
Below are also links to compressed versions of the Epsilon update sites for long-term archival and to support users who are behind corporate firewalls.
Source Code ¶
The source code of Epsilon is in the following Git repository.
Additional projects which are experimental or have dependencies which are incompatible with the Eclipse Public License are available in Epsilon Labs.
Epsilon JARs are available from Maven Central. For
instance, to use the
EOL engine JAR from your
<dependencies> ... <dependency> <groupId>org.eclipse.epsilon</groupId> <artifactId>org.eclipse.epsilon.eol.engine</artifactId> <version>2.3.0</version> </dependency> ... </dependencies>
To use the latest SNAPSHOT (interim) version of Epsilon, please see the standalone example POM.
Previous stable versions of Epsilon are available here.
This article demonstrates how to download and manage the Epsilon website in your machine.