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Spring Break 09

Hey All,

So….Spring Break 2009 is officially here (started on Friday for me!) and it’s usually the time of the year where I get bored and think of 200 projects to do but never get completed haha.

So now we begin my guide to install Aptana and PDT onto a basic 3.4 install.

First we need to download the clean 32bit Eclipse 3.4.2 SDK:

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/eclipse/downloads/drops/R-3.4.2-200902111700/eclipse-SDK-3.4.2-linux-gtk.tar.gz

Once we have that we’re going to extract it using the following commands:

tar -zxvf eclipse-SDK-3.4.2-linux-gtk.tar.gz

Next we’re going to start up eclipse so we can install the plugins:

/eclipse/eclipse

From here we’re going to install PDT:

Go to Help –> Software Updates (If there are two, the bottom one without a submenu)

The click on the “Available Software” tab

Select Add Site

Paste the following link into the window:

http://download.eclipse.org/tools/pdt/updates/2.0/interim/

Wait for eclipse to contact the sites….then select the arrow next to the PDT Update Site

I choose the nightly builds for my install, but you can choose what you wish. What we’re looking for is the “PDT Runtime Feature” you can select this from any of the versions, but you generally want the latest version.

After that is selected press the install button on the top right and wait….eclipse will calculate the dependancies and find everything you need. Proceed with the install and you should be good to go!

After eclipse restarts you can follow the instructions on the Aptana website to get the plugin installed!