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Can't get started with webtools [message #194759] Thu, 21 June 2007 13:05 Go to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: cnelson.nycap.rr.com

I'm sure this is a stupid question with a simple answer but I've grepped
and Googled and searched this newsgroup for two days and I can't find an
answer. Thanks for your patience.

I want to use Eclipse and webtools platform to work on a
Javascript-based, AJAX-y web UI. I have a 'Windows XP system with no
Eclipse at all on it and a Fedora Core 4 Linux system with "Native
Eclipse 3.1M6". I don't really care which I end up working on. (I have
a mild preference for Linux but I have a coworker who should wants to
use 'Windows so solutions for both are welcome.)

Trying to update the Linux-based Eclipse gives me all sorts of errors.
I gave up on that.

I tried downloading the BEA bundle's for Linux from
http://www.bea.com/callisto/eclipse.html . I tried "Web Tools Platform
Project 1.5.3 all-in-one" and 1.5.2 of the same. Both unpack and let me
run Eclipse but when I try to create a Dynamic Web project, I get an error:

Problem Opening Wizard

The selected wizard could not be started.

Reason:
while resolving class:
org.eclipse.jst.servlet.ui.project.facet.WebProjectWizard

The Details button just repeats the last line.

I thought that the point of the bundles was that they Just Worked but
I'm stumped. What distribution or update or whatever can I install to
create a dynamic web project?

TIA.

Chris
Re: Can't get started with webtools [message #194874 is a reply to message #194759] Mon, 25 June 2007 06:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kaloyan Raev is currently offline Kaloyan RaevFriend
Messages: 189
Registered: July 2009
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Senior Member
Hi Chris,

There will be new official release of Eclipse and related project on 29
June. This is the Europa Simultaneous Release. I recommend using it.

If you don't want to wait for 29th, then you can download the latest Release
Candidate that is currently available. The easiest way to do this is to go
on the Europa download page:
http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/indexProto.php
and download the "Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers" distribution package.
This is ready to use installation for web development available for Windows,
Linux and MacOS. Just unzip the archive and execute eclipse.exe. Make sure
that you have JDK 1.5 or later installed on your system and it is the
default JDK (especially on the Linux box).

You are going to do AJAX development. You may also want to install the AJAX
Toolkit Framework (ATF) on top of your installation. Refer to the ATF site:
http://www.eclipse.org/atf/
on how to do this. If you have any problems with ATF, then use the
eclipse.webtools.atf newsgroup.

Greetings,
Kaloyan

"Christopher Nelson" <cnelson@nycap.rr.com> wrote in message
news:f5dt20$gtl$1@build.eclipse.org...
> I'm sure this is a stupid question with a simple answer but I've grepped
> and Googled and searched this newsgroup for two days and I can't find an
> answer. Thanks for your patience.
>
> I want to use Eclipse and webtools platform to work on a Javascript-based,
> AJAX-y web UI. I have a 'Windows XP system with no Eclipse at all on it
> and a Fedora Core 4 Linux system with "Native Eclipse 3.1M6". I don't
> really care which I end up working on. (I have a mild preference for
> Linux but I have a coworker who should wants to use 'Windows so solutions
> for both are welcome.)
>
> Trying to update the Linux-based Eclipse gives me all sorts of errors. I
> gave up on that.
>
> I tried downloading the BEA bundle's for Linux from
> http://www.bea.com/callisto/eclipse.html . I tried "Web Tools Platform
> Project 1.5.3 all-in-one" and 1.5.2 of the same. Both unpack and let me
> run Eclipse but when I try to create a Dynamic Web project, I get an
> error:
>
> Problem Opening Wizard
>
> The selected wizard could not be started.
>
> Reason:
> while resolving class:
> org.eclipse.jst.servlet.ui.project.facet.WebProjectWizard
>
> The Details button just repeats the last line.
>
> I thought that the point of the bundles was that they Just Worked but I'm
> stumped. What distribution or update or whatever can I install to create
> a dynamic web project?
>
> TIA.
>
> Chris
Re: Can't get started with webtools [message #194899 is a reply to message #194874] Mon, 25 June 2007 14:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse UserFriend
Originally posted by: cnelson.nycap.rr.com

Kaloyan Raev wrote:
> There will be new official release of Eclipse and related project on 29
> June. This is the Europa Simultaneous Release. I recommend using it.
>
> If you don't want to wait for 29th, then you can download the latest Release
> Candidate that is currently available. ...

OK. Got the Release Candidate installed and my Java updated.


> You are going to do AJAX development. You may also want to install the AJAX
> Toolkit Framework (ATF) on top of your installation. Refer to the ATF site:
> http://www.eclipse.org/atf/
> on how to do this. If you have any problems with ATF, then use the
> eclipse.webtools.atf newsgroup.

Got that, too. Thanks. That was waaaaaaaaaaay less painful than
getting the bundle from BEA.

So, I open Eclipse, start a Dynamic We project and get into Java EE
perspective (which seems weird, Java and JavaScript are distant cousins)
and ... see an overwhelming number of items in my Project Explorer.
I've got my AJAX project started and stored in CVS. I'm imagining that
I should be able to click on src, find some obscure option, and check
out my project. But I don't see how to do that. Maybe I have to change
to a CVS view, or something. In the short term, it'd be OK if I could
just copy files to where Eclipse expects to find them. I guess I'll try
copying to workspace\<project>\src and see what happens.
Re: Can't get started with webtools [message #194945 is a reply to message #194899] Tue, 26 June 2007 07:10 Go to previous message
Kaloyan Raev is currently offline Kaloyan RaevFriend
Messages: 189
Registered: July 2009
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Senior Member
The Java EE perspective is the perspective of WTP, which is intended to be
used for web development. At the beginning the web development was mainly in
the Java EE area. AJAX is something new to WTP and, yes, it seems quite
strange to make AJAX development in the Java EE perspective. May be when the
ATF project get more mature, a new perspective can be defined. You can ask
in the eclipse.webtools.atf newsgroup for their plans in this direction.

About CVS. There is a CVS Repository Exlporing perspective that you should
use. There you can connect to your repository and check out your project. If
you choose "Check Out As..." you have the possibility to checkout in
existing project and folder in your workspace. Once checked out you can deal
with CVS operations from the Java EE perspective - use the "Team" context
menu.

"Christopher Nelson" <cnelson@nycap.rr.com> wrote in message
news:f5oj9t$2uk$1@build.eclipse.org...
> Kaloyan Raev wrote:
>> There will be new official release of Eclipse and related project on 29
>> June. This is the Europa Simultaneous Release. I recommend using it.
>>
>> If you don't want to wait for 29th, then you can download the latest
>> Release Candidate that is currently available. ...
>
> OK. Got the Release Candidate installed and my Java updated.
>
>
>> You are going to do AJAX development. You may also want to install the
>> AJAX Toolkit Framework (ATF) on top of your installation. Refer to the
>> ATF site:
>> http://www.eclipse.org/atf/
>> on how to do this. If you have any problems with ATF, then use the
>> eclipse.webtools.atf newsgroup.
>
> Got that, too. Thanks. That was waaaaaaaaaaay less painful than getting
> the bundle from BEA.
>
> So, I open Eclipse, start a Dynamic We project and get into Java EE
> perspective (which seems weird, Java and JavaScript are distant cousins)
> and ... see an overwhelming number of items in my Project Explorer. I've
> got my AJAX project started and stored in CVS. I'm imagining that I
> should be able to click on src, find some obscure option, and check out my
> project. But I don't see how to do that. Maybe I have to change to a CVS
> view, or something. In the short term, it'd be OK if I could just copy
> files to where Eclipse expects to find them. I guess I'll try copying to
> workspace\<project>\src and see what happens.
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