The latest release (Community Preview Release) of eclipse4SL now support for Mac Operation System.
The Eclipse Update wizard consists in an online installation. You can use this solution if your machine is correctly connected to the Internet. The installation is pretty straightforward and it doesn't require deep knowledges of the Eclipse environment. The Eclipse update wizard finds and installs all the required plugins.
Below are the step by step instructions for configuring Eclipse IDE with the eclipse4SL plugin package.
To install eclipse4SL, open Eclipse, select Help->Software Updates....
Select the "Available Software" tab and click the "Add Site..." button.
In the Add Site dialog, fill in the Location with http://www.eclipse4sl.org/update/mac/, which corresponds to the eclipse4SL Web update site. Then click OK. If you encounter an error, it may be because you forgot the last “/” in the URL or because you’ve got firewall restrictions. In the latter case, proceed with the Offline Installation procedure.
Select the 'Microsoft Silverlight 2 SDK for MAC OS X' and Eclipse Tools for Microsoft Silverlight entry and click Install button. Please see below screenshot.
In the next dialog, check the 'Microsoft Silverlight 2 SDK for MAC OS X' and Eclipse Tools for Microsoft Silverlight, click Next button.
Then read carefully the license agreement. If you accept all conditions, select I accept... option and click Finish button.
Now, restart your Eclipse for the changes to take effect.
To check the plugin installation is successful, you can select Eclipse->About Eclipse SDK. In the dialog box you will see a new icon with the eclipse4SL logo. .
When you click on the eclipse4SL icon, you should see the picture like below. Click OK to finish.
Therefore we recommend the all-in-one Eclipse distribution: Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers.
And the download one of eclipse4SL distributions below:
Unzip and copy it into the folder where your Eclipse is installed, not in Eclipse folder. All plugins and features must install under the plugins and features folder in eclipse respectively.
A critical bug of SWT on Mac OS X is observed, which causes eclipse craches from time to time. This bug is already reported in eclipse: