HelpWarning icon.gifAs of the Winter '14 release of the IDE, Eclipse 3.x is no longer a supported platform.

Older versions of the IDE may still be installed into Eclipse 3.x, but we recommend using Eclipse 4.2 or 4.3. For instructions, see IDE Installation.

If you are already using a previous version of the IDE, see Updating the IDE.

For more information about the IDE, see the IDE main page.


Also see the Release Notes.

Installation for Eclipse 3.6

The IDE installs into Eclipse using the built-in Install/Update wizard.

  1. Launch Eclipse, and then click Help > Install New Software....

    Install New Software

  2. Add the IDE Remote Site:

    Add Site

  3. After you add the site, Eclipse will download the list of available plugins and display them in the Available Software dialog.
    • Check the box next to the IDE plugin then click "Next"

    Select IDE plugin

  4. In the Install Details dialog, click "Next," then accept the terms and click "Finish." Eclipse will download and install the IDE and any required dependencies. When installation is complete, Eclipse will prompt you to restart. Click "Yes."

  5. Once Eclipse restarts, select Window > Open Perspective > Other and select "", then click "OK."

You are now ready to develop and customize applications in Eclipse!

Solutions to Common Problems



  • Configure Eclipse to use your proxy server. These settings can be found in your Eclipse Preferences, under General > Network Connections.


  • Installation succeeds, but the "" perspective does not appear under Windows > Open Perspective > Other...


  • Add the explicit path to the JRE in the eclipse.ini file that is in the directory where you installed Eclipse. The line should be "-vm <full path to your jre>\javaw.exe"


Attempting to install the IDE generates the following error:

 Cannot complete the install because of a conflicting dependency.
   Software being installed: IDE...


Move Eclipse to a folder other than Program Files. See this thread for more details.

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