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Eclipse Desktop Connection

For developers using Mac OS, Eclipse is the best option for template creation and editing.


Eclipse 3.3 or higher and Java JRE 1.4.2 are required prerequisites.
Use to install the software in Eclipse.
For the best editing experience, JSP Editor for Eclipse is recommended.
See below for Eclipse installation instructions.

Installation Instructions

Eclipse 3.3 (Europa)

Install the prerequisites detailed above.
Go to Help > Software Updates, then Find and Install...
Select Search For New Features to Install... and click Next.
Select Europa Discovery Site. If this site is not on the list, you are probably not using Eclipse 3.3. The plugin will not work on older versions of Eclipse. Create a New Remote Site named "CDC_Eclipse". Use the CDC Eclipse URL:
Select the new site and click Finish.
Select an appropriate mirror when prompted.
Expand the result for the site which you added (CDC_Eclipse) and select CrownPeak Desktop Connection.
Click the Select Required button. Wait for it to finish. It might take a few minutes
Click Next.
Accept the license, click Next, then click Finish.
Answer Install All on the Verification dialog.
Restart Eclipse

Eclipse 3.4 - 4.2 (Ganymede, Galileo, Helios, Indigo, and Juno)

Install the prerequisites detailed above.
Select Help >Software Updates from the menu
Click Add Site
Enter the CDC URL:
Expand the new node, expand the Uncategorized node, and select CrownPeak Desktop Connection
Click Install
Click Finish
Accept license.
Install and restart Eclipse.

JSP Editor for Eclipse

Select Help > Software Updates from the menu
From Available Sites, select the one that matches your version of Eclipse
Select Java Web Developer Tools. This will be available under Java EE Development or Web, XML, Java EE and OSGi Enterprise Development.
Click Install
Click Next and accept license. Then install and restart
Select Windows > Preferences from menu.
Select General > Editors > File Associations
Add *.asp and *.aspx
Add "Associated Editor", "JSP Editor" and make it the default.
Under General, Select Content Types
Expand Text, and Select JSP
Add *.asp and *.aspx
Restart Eclipse
Browse CMS file system and open a template file to test.

Known Issues

If using Eclipse Helios or Indigo, it is best to use Eclipse Classic. When using Eclipse for Java EE Developers, we have encountered errors logging into CrownPeak instances.

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