1. Installing Poseidon within Eclipse

Installing the Poseidon Professional Edition for use within Eclipse is very simple. Before you begin, be sure that you have Eclipse correctly installed on your machine and that Eclipse is not currently running.

  1. Install Poseidon PE .x normally, as described in Section 3, “Community, Standard, and Professional Editions”. Start Poseidon.

  2. From the Poseidon Plug-Ins menu, select 'Install Eclipse-Bridge'.

  3. Select your Eclipse installation directory, then click 'Install'.

  4. A confirmation dialog will appear. Click 'OK'.

  5. Shut down Poseidon and start Eclipse.

If you do not have write permissions for the Eclipse directory, a new file will be placed in a temporary directory and you will be reminded to manually move this file into the 'links' directory under the Eclipse installation directory. Alternatively, you may run Poseidon with Administrator privileges.

Increasing Memory

To increase the memory available to Eclipse, start Eclipse by running " eclipse -vmargs -Xmx512m", where the number 512 can be replaced with the amount of memory to be allocated to Eclipse. Providing more memory is recommended.

Running Linux

On Linux, Eclipse needs Java 5.0 to work properly. Set the environment variable JAVA_HOME to your Java 5.0 installation directory and make sure that the PATH environment variable contains $JAVA_HOME/bin. You can verify your Java installation by checking that the command " java -version" returns a text containing "build 1.5".

Importing files has changed in Java 5.0. The changes are outlined in Section 3.1, “Importing Source Code”.