You'll need at least JDK 7u7 installed in your system. Make sure your e(fx)clipse installation uses this JDK.
For the lazy ones who prefer an all-in-one download, we provide preconfigured packages so that you don't have to worry about all the different bits and pieces.
For those who'd like to assemble their own e(fx)clipse installation based on Eclipse 4.2 or 3.8. we offer an installation guide which helps you get started.
Release builds: http://downloads.efxclipse.org/p2-repos/releases/latest/
Nightly builds: http://www.efxclipse.org/p2-repos/nightly/site/
Please read these notes for more information about release and nightly builds.
For people who prefer to use e(fx)clipse based on the Eclipse 3.7.2 SDK instead of the 3.8/4.2 SDK, we offer a full 3.7.2 SDK build at this url. Please note that this built has not been tested.
If you'd like to install the e(fx)clipse tooling into your existing 3.7.2 installation, you can follow the steps below for the 4.2 SDK. Note, however, that e(fx)clipse has two dependencies (Xtext 2.3, e4 Tools 0.12) that the default Eclipse 3.7.2 SDK doesn't know about. So you need to add their p2 repositories (Xtext, e4 Tools) as software sites.
If you are looking for an older release of e(fx)clipse, take a look into our archive.
e(fx)clipse is an extension for your Eclipse IDE which is delivered as a so called p2 repository. Extensions like this can be installed using the "Install New Software" wizard.
Eclipse does not know about the location of the e(fx)clipse p2 repository so you need to add the repository as a software site. The address is: http://downloads.efxclipse.org/p2-repos/releases/latest/
In the tree of installable features, check two entries:
Also, make sure the "Contact all update sites during install to find required software" is checked.
We do not recommend installing the following features that are supposed to become part of your target platform, i.e.,
You may, however, install the FX Runtime feature into your IDE but we strongly recommend composing your own target platform.