09-22-2009 07:36 PM
Hi. I'm an experienced developer, but a newbie to Eclipse and Blackberry development. I'm following along the tutorial video entitled "BlackBerry® JDE Plug-in for Eclipse Installation and Configuration" (http://www.blackberry.com/DevMediaLibrary/view.do?
If it makes any difference, I'm running Windows Vista SP1 (32-bit).
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09-22-2009 08:03 PM
Installations on vista seem to be problematic. I run on windows XP pro because I had similiar problems installing android (Blackberry works fine but has errors running simulators). Eclipse seems stable on xp.
Also, make sure your using the JDE installation and not trying to install MDS. MDS doesnt have a blackberry menu.
09-22-2009 09:38 PM
Thanks for the quick response. I have to admit though, I was hoping there was a better answer than "change to another OS." I'm well aware that Vista is substandard, but it's what I've got to work with right now.
Yes, I am installing JDE. (The installer is BlackBerry_JDE_PluginFull_188.8.131.52.exe, which includes Eclipse and the JDE plug-in.)
Does anyone have this working on Vista?
09-22-2009 10:19 PM
I also am using XP and have no experience with Vista, but I have read that if you install Eclipse/BB JDE on a separate disk drive from your Vista install (Vista on C: drive and Eclipse/BB JDE on D: etc) it may work.
Hope this helps!
09-23-2009 01:33 AM
I tried installing on another drive -- the install just hung at 45%.
But, (drum roll), I was able to get this working. (They sure don't make it easy.)
Here's what I did, for future readers:
Delete any existing eclipse installs, as well as workspaces and the .eclipse folder in your <username> folder. Download and unzip Eclipse 3.4 (Ganymede - last year's version. It won't work with the current version.) I'm using 3.4 SP2, and that seems to work. Place the unzipped directory whereever you like. (Mine's in c:\Program Files.)
Next, copy the Blackberry JDE plugin Zip file in an Eclipse extensions folder. Wherever you decide to put this, Eclipse will remember. I created an "Extensions" folder in my Eclipse directory and dropped it in there.
Open a command prompt, navigate to your Eclipse directory and run Eclipse.exe with the -clean flag. ("eclipse -clean")
Click on the "Help" menu and select "Software Updates..." Click on the "Available Software" tab, then the "Add Site..." button. In the dialog that comes up, click on the "Archive..." button and browse to your extensions folder and select the Blackberry plug-in .zip file and click "Open."
Click "Install..." and let it install. When it's done, it will prompt you to restart Eclipse -- Do so.
For me, at this point it was working, and my BlackBerry menu was visible. Your mileage may vary, but I hope it works for you too.
Here are some links I found useful in putting the above together:
02-16-2010 05:07 AM
Many thanks andrew. I have been trying to install the blackberry plug in for a couple of days now, but following your steps worked fine for me.
03-02-2010 12:32 PM
there is small detail(s) missed in the procedure mentioned above.
In fact, one has to install two pieces: plugin itself and component pack (4.2,...4.7).
Plugin itself now is available as zip file in combination with CP 4.5,
I could not find it as a separate download!