Installing JyDT

This section describes how to install JyDT by connecting to the JyDT update site on the internet. If you have downloaded an update site to a computer on your network, please follow the instructions to install from a local update site.

If you have another plug-in installed that includes an editor to open .py files, it might be better to uninstall it before proceeding with the installation of JyDT.

  1. Choose Help>Software Updates>Find and Install from the menu bar.

  2. The Install/Update dialog appears. Select option "Search for new features to install" and press "Next".

  3. The dialog displays "Update sites to visit" which looks like this:

  4. Press "New Remote Site". The "New Update Site" dialog appears. Fill it in as follows and press "OK".
        JyDT Update Site
        http://www.redrobinsoftware.net/jydt/updatesite
    

  5. The dialog now looks like shown below. Check item "JyDT Update Site" and press "Finish".

  6. Eclipse searches for updates. After a while, a new dialog displays "Search Results" with the available features. Expand item "JyDT Update Site". When you install the plug-in, there will probably be more recent versions than shown below. Check the version of "JyDT" that is appropriate for the version of Eclipse that you are running and press "Next".

  7. The dialog now displays the "Feature Licence". Read and accept the licence agreement. Press "Next".

  8. The dialog now displays "Installation". Select the sites to install the plug-in in. The default install location is probably OK. Press "Finish".

  9. Eclipse downloads the plug-in. When you are prompted that you are installling an unsigned feature, press "Install".

  10. Eclipse installs the plug-in. When you are prompted to restart the workbench, press "Yes".

  11. Done. Read the getting started section to configure the plug-in before switching to the Jython perspective or the Jython Browsing perspective and creating your first Jython project.