08-10-2010 10:10 PM
Sorry, I posted about this yesterday but clicked the solved button before realising I am still stuck.Please excuse the stupid questions, I need an idiots guide.
I have Eclipse version 3.5 with the Blackberry plugin 1.1 and JDE 5.0. I built my application using this and am almost finished. I had no idea about the different JDE and OS before I did this. Now I realise I need to compile my App to run on older devices, possibly back to 4.2. I am a complete beginner so I am unsure of what I need to do. I have searched the forums, but am still at a loss. My stupid questions:-
How do I install multiple JDE's into Eclipse?
Once they are installed how do I change what JDE is used to compile my application?
Can I have multiple JDE installed and then compile for all of them? I have read about preprocessing and will look at setting that up for my app.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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08-11-2010 05:22 PM - edited 08-11-2010 05:40 PM
Thanks, exactly what I needed.
I noticed that on that help page it is showing versions back to 4.2.1 but I only see versions back to 4.5.0 on http://www.blackberry.com/go/eclipseUpdate/3.5/jav
After following the instructions I installed JDE 4.5.0 and then I changed the version for my existing project as per the instructions. Eclipse wanted to restart and is now stuck in a loop, restarts, I get a popup saying "Blackberry preprocessor is being configured. Eclipse will restart to take effect and rebuild the workspace." So I click restart, which is the only option, and it restarts and does the same thing. I can't open Eclipse without this happening. What can I do?
08-11-2010 07:22 PM
I only installed the plugin as per the instructions that jssantosh84 linked to. I want to continue using Eclipse as I have been using it from the start.
I completely reinstalled everything and I am now back where I was but I am yet to try to change the JDE in Eclispe again.
08-12-2010 03:24 AM - edited 08-12-2010 03:25 AM
OK, my new install of Eclipse with JDE 4.5 and 5.0 is working OK now and I can switch between versions.
Does anyone know how I can install earlier versions than 4.5? The update site http://www.blackberry.com/go/eclipseUpdate/3.5/jav
08-12-2010 03:33 AM
the current eclipse plugin does not support earlier OS versions.
you can install the (legacy) JDE (a standalone development environment) which is still available at blackberry.com
i would strongly suggest that you continue to develop in eclipse and use the 4.2.1 JDE only to compile (as it is a lot less comfortable to develop in it)