JamaicaVM Plugin for Eclipse IDE

A plugin is available for the Open-Source development environment Eclipse which integrates the JamaicaVM tools into a powerful IDE.

Currently the plugin allows developers to use JamaicaVM as a Java runtime environment in Eclipse, enabling them to develop and launch Java real time applications as easy and convenient as a normal Java program. The required virtual machine installations are managed automatically by the plugin after usable JamaicaVM distributions have been configured. Limited debugging support is contributed to the IDE, too.

Eclipse downloads are available from the main Eclipse site http://www.eclipse.org. Choose the Eclipse SDK archive that matches your host platform and unpack it.

Download & Installation

Using Eclipse Update Manager

  • Choose 'Help->Install New Software...' to open the 'Install' dialog.
  • Click on 'Add...' to open the 'Add Repository' dialog.
  • Enter a 'Name' (for example 'aicas') and the 'Location' URL of our update site (get it from the list below) and click on 'OK'.
  • Browse the newly created site and open the category for the JamaicaVM Tools.
  • Then select the latest available plug-in and press 'Next'.
  • The wizard will guide you through the rest of the installation process.

 

Requires Eclipse 3.5 and later (including Java Development Tools)

aicas Update Sites

  • JamaicaVM 8.x, 6.x and 3.4
    https://www.aicas.com/download/eclipse-plugin

 

Manual Download of Local Update Site

  • Download the JamaicaVM Eclipse Plugin ZIP file (use the link below). The ZIP contains a local version of the aicas update site.
  • Choose 'Help -> Install New Software...' to open the 'Install' dialog.
  • Click on 'Add...' to open the 'Add Repository' dialog.
  • Enter a 'Name' (for example 'aicas'). To fill the 'Location' field, please click on the 'Archive...' button and select the downloaded ZIP file. Press 'OK' to leave.
  • Browse the newly created site and open the category for the JamaicaVM Tools.
  • Then select the latest available plugin and press 'Next'.
  • The wizard will guide you through the rest of the installation process.

Available downloads

Requires Eclipse 3.5 and later (including Java Development Tools)

Known Bugs in Eclipse

All Eclipse 4.x versions prior to 4.6 contained a bug that could result in invalid mappings between Execution Environments and JREs!

For example if the JamaicaVM-6 Execution Environment is mapped to a JDK 1.7, or JavaSE-8 Execution Environment is mapped to JDK 1.7, your Eclipse is affected by the bug. Please update to Eclipse 4.6 or higher to be safe.

For more information, see: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=484026

Find out more about Support for the Eclipse IDE and how to use the JamaicaVM Eclipse Plugin in the JamaicaVM User Manual