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Can't find SWT Designer on Eclipse Neon [message #1735920] Thu, 23 June 2016 15:58 Go to next message
Oliviero Nai is currently offline Oliviero NaiFriend
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Hi,
I'm installing Eclipse Neon but I have an issue.
I'm trying to install SWT designer but I don't find it.
I'm searching it in the same position as Mars (install new software... )
Is the position changed from Mars to Neon?
Thanks.
Oliviero
Re: Can't find SWT Designer on Eclipse Neon [message #1735941 is a reply to message #1735920] Thu, 23 June 2016 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mike Podgorski is currently offline Mike PodgorskiFriend
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I had the same problem this afternoon.

http://download.eclipse.org/windowbuilder/WB/integration/4.4/

This link worked for me.

Good Luck!

Bogricia
Re: Can't find SWT Designer on Eclipse Neon [message #1735973 is a reply to message #1735941] Fri, 24 June 2016 07:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Oliviero Nai is currently offline Oliviero NaiFriend
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Thanks, but it doesn't work....
When I try to parse the code I have an error because the rev4.4/4.5 is not compatible with neon (4.6).
I think I install Mars again and I wait for a ne WB release...

Oliviero
Re: Can't find SWT Designer on Eclipse Neon [message #1735974 is a reply to message #1735941] Fri, 24 June 2016 07:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Vincenzo Caselli is currently offline Vincenzo CaselliFriend
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Or this
http://download.eclipse.org/windowbuilder/WB/integration/4.5/
Re: Can't find SWT Designer on Eclipse Neon [message #1735979 is a reply to message #1735973] Fri, 24 June 2016 08:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Vincenzo Caselli is currently offline Vincenzo CaselliFriend
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Hi Oliviero,
you can use it with Neon indeed.

The reason for the parsing error you are getting is that there is a class (RcpDescriptionVersionsProviderFactory) that checks against the current version of Eclipse and 4.6 is not accepted.
The problem has been fixed on sources, but the building infrastructure was not ready in time for the Neon train, so WB is not available for Neon R, while hopefully it will be back again for the september service release 1.
All of us must say thank you to Lars Vogel for this rescue and here you can get hints on how to build your own WB update site from sources
http://blog.vogella.com/2016/06/14/helping-windowbuilder/

However there is another quick & dirty trick:
you can open this Jar, e.g. with 7-zip
\eclipse-rcp-neon-M6-win32-x86_64\eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.wb.rcp_1.8.0.r45x201506110827.jar
and replace modified class
\org\eclipse\wb\internal\rcp\RcpDescriptionVersionsProviderFactory

Or even quicker replace jar
eclipse\plugins\org.eclipse.wb.rcp_1.8.0.r45x201506110827.jar
with the one attached, which I modified.

HTH
Vincenzo
Re: Can't find SWT Designer on Eclipse Neon [message #1736052 is a reply to message #1735979] Fri, 24 June 2016 15:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric Clayberg is currently offline Eric ClaybergFriend
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Thanks Vincenzo! That is very helpful advice Smile

And thanks to Lars as well for putting the new build together. WB will be on much stronger footing going forward because of that.

BTW, to anyone out there who is interested, we are looking for new committers who would like to work on WB.
Re: Can't find SWT Designer on Eclipse Neon [message #1736204 is a reply to message #1735920] Mon, 27 June 2016 13:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thomas BöhmFriend
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Christoph Zauner published an p2-repository based on Lars Vogels work
His Blog:
http://zaunerc.blogspot.de/2016/06/windowbuilder-p2-update-site-for.html
Re: Can't find SWT Designer on Eclipse Neon [message #1736207 is a reply to message #1736204] Mon, 27 June 2016 13:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Vincenzo Caselli is currently offline Vincenzo CaselliFriend
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Yes, I've just read it, that's great!
Re: Can't find SWT Designer on Eclipse Neon [message #1736291 is a reply to message #1736207] Tue, 28 June 2016 09:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mickael Istria - away until August 14th is currently offline Mickael Istria - away until August 14thFriend
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Is it possible for WindowBuilder to at least make an official public p2 repository that works with Neon? Since this issue is the only blocker, WindowBuilder should release a 1.9.0 as soon as it's fixed, no need to wait for September IMO.
Re: Can't find SWT Designer on Eclipse Neon [message #1736650 is a reply to message #1736291] Thu, 30 June 2016 21:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
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I agree with Mickael - this is a very bad look for Eclipse Neon, beyond just WindowBuilder. If the only response to "I just upgraded to Neon, where is WB?!" questions is the steps outlined in this thread, it makes Eclipse look bad. I'm pretty sure the Tools PMC could be easily convinced to approve a release.
Re: Can't find SWT Designer on Eclipse Neon [message #1738757 is a reply to message #1736650] Sat, 23 July 2016 03:02 Go to previous message
Eric Clayberg is currently offline Eric ClaybergFriend
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The new WB update site for Neon can be found here:

http://download.eclipse.org/windowbuilder/WB/integration/4.6/

Thank you Lars, Frederic, and Patrik!!
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