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Eclipse Callisto Installed!

Friday, June 30, 2006 - 18:37 by Mike Milinkovich

Basically, I am at best a casual Eclipse user, as coding is not generally part of my day-to-day job any longer. But I do think it’s pretty cool how easy it is to download and install all of the projects that shipped as part of the Callisto release. I just grabbed the Eclipse SDK 3.2 and every Eclipse plug-in included in Callisto in about 40 minutes from home. And the process was smooth and obvious.

Here’s what I did:

  1. I went to www.eclipse.org and clicked on the “Callisto is Here” logo on the home page.
  2. Wayne Beaton and Nate Gervais have been working on the Callisto page, and there are some nice, obvious options to pick from (see pic above). I picked the “I build Java/Web Applications
  3. From there I downloaded the Eclipse SDK 3.2, installed and ran it. I think I was ahead of the rush, because the download was pretty quick, even though I picked the Eclipse site rather than be a good citizen and use one of the mirrors.
  4. After installing the SDK, I started it up and picked “New Updates” off the Welcome page.
  5. After that, I just picked the Callisto Discovery Site, selected all the projects and let it rip….

The whole process was really simple and straightforward.

I have no idea if this is actually the recommended way to go get the full release, but it worked for me and it was drop-dead easy. Hats off to everyone who worked on this to make it all happen. This is waaaayyyyy cool.