[eclipse-users] Help getting started with Saros

From: Webb Stacy <wstacy_at_...20...>
Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2008 16:18:13 -0500
I'm sure it's something simple I'm doing wrong, but I can't seem to get 
Saros fully installed in the Eclipse IDE. I'm running ECLiPSe 5.10#92, 
Java 1.5.0_06, and Eclipse IDE 3.3.1 on Windows XP SP2.

I downloaded the Saros 1.0.0 zip file and unzipped it to the eclipse 
directory of the Eclipse IDE, which put a jar file in the features 
subdirectory and 5 jar files in the plugins subdirectory. Fired up 
Eclipse, but there was no Saros to be found. I then noticed that the 
other feature subdirectories had a file called feature.xml, and that the 
Saros features jar file had a feature.xml file in it, too. Tried 
manually un-jarring that jar file into a suitably named subdirectory, 
but no joy.

But feature.xml did list "http://eclipse.crosscoreop.com/Saros" as an 
update URL. So removed the files I unzipped into the Eclpise IDE 
directory and instead told the Eclipse IDE to look for new features 
there. Sure enough, it found and installed Saros. Now it was possible to 
associate my ECLiPSe engine with Saros and to view and adjust other 
properties of the Saros plugin. And the Saros ECLiPSe documentation 
showed up under Help.

But--and this is where I'm currently stuck--Saros doesn't show up as a 
project type on the File->New menu or the File->New->Project menu, and 
there's no Saros ECLiPSe module on the File-New menu, either. Opening a 
".ecl" or ".pl" source file brings up a Windows command window with 
ECLiPSe running and the file loaded. I haven't found a way to get the 
Eclipse IDE to edit an ECLiPSe source file.

So...any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Thank you,


Webb Stacy, Ph.D.
VP, Technology
Aptima, Inc.
(v) 781-496-2437
(m) 978-857-5035

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