03-02-2011 05:43 AM
Morning all, hopefully this will be a quick one.
Where can I download the standalone Eclipse plugin 1.3?
I have scoured the forum, and searched the RIM site but all I can find is the install which includes the eclipse IDE (around 400MB). I have my eclipse IDE setup nicely the way I want it and don't want to have to re-install all my other plugins and re-configure a new IDE.
03-02-2011 01:20 PM
This version of Eclipse plugin in distinction from the previous versions bundled with eclipse files.
I checked the download section of BB Developers site, and there is no additional options to download this plugin. Only the version bundled with eclipse inside.
03-03-2011 06:04 AM
I find it incredible that RIM can call this a "plugin" when in fact it only works with their bundled version of eclipse. It's not a plugin at all if it's not possible to plug it into anything!
It also appears that v1.1 of the plugin which was an actual plugin and worked with Eclipse 3.5 (Galileo) has been removed from the website as well.
Am I right in saying that the ONLY way to develop BlackBerry apps now is to download and install their version of Eclipse?
If so, this is just plain stupid. What about all those developers who have setup Eclipse exactly how they want it, with loads of other software and config settings, do they have to start from scratch? I count myself lucky that I have a working environment with v1.1 of the plugin which I can use.
Anyone care to comment?
03-03-2011 07:51 AM
03-03-2011 10:30 AM
That doesn't work. RIM have removed the plugin from the update site:
Only the SDKs are available for download.
03-03-2011 10:40 AM
In this case I see no easy way to overcome this situation, but there is a way, not too easy, but, I think, possible.
Download Eclipse 3.6 Helios Classic and unpack it into folder Folder1
Download BB Eclipse Plugin 1.3 and install it into folder Folder2
Use a folder comparison utility software to compare Folder1 and Folder2 to find out what files are related to BlackBerry Plugin only. And copy them to the existing working Eclipse installation.