Chapter 2. Installation and First Start

Table of Contents

Installing the Rich Client Platform
Installing as an Eclipse Extension
Install Eclipse Components through Update Services
Eclipse Europa
Install Eclipse Components Manually


Apollo for Eclipse is platform-independent. It runs on almost any modern personal computer. To successfully start and run Apollo for Eclipse, you need the following:

  • J2SE 5.0 Java Runtime Environment

  • A computer with reasonable memory and CPU power. For memory, 512 MB is recommended, more is helpful. For CPU, a Pentium III or equivalent is the recommended minimum.