Installing Codewind for Eclipse

Install Codewind for Eclipse to develop your containerized projects from within Eclipse.

To install Codewind for Eclipse, complete the following steps:

  1. Download and install the latest Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers or use an existing installation.
    • Install Eclipse IDE Version 2019-09 R (4.13.0) or later to avoid Bug 541220.
    • Note: the earliest supported version of the Eclipse IDE is Version 2019-03 (4.11).
  2. Install Docker 17.06 or later. If you use Linux, you must also install Docker Compose.
  3. Install Codewind from Eclipse Marketplace.
    • Drag to your running Eclipse workspace. Drag this install button to your running Eclipse workspace. Note: you must have the Eclipse Marketplace Client.
    • To install from the Eclipse IDE, complete the following steps:
      1. Open the Eclipse IDE and navigate to Help > Eclipse Marketplace.
      2. Search for Codewind.
      3. Click the Install button.
      4. Finish the wizard and accept licenses as needed.
      5. When the installation is complete, restart Eclipse.
  4. Open the Codewind view.
    • Navigate to Window > Show View > Other… > Codewind > Codewind Explorer
  5. Codewind requires the installation of additional Docker images to run. Double-click the Codewind item in the Codewind Explorer view to complete the installation. The installation might take a few minutes to complete.

image of Codewind once installed

  1. Once complete, you have a CODEWIND section in the IDE.

image of Codewind once installed

Next step: Create your first project