Sonatype CLM Enforcement Points - IDE

Chapter 2. Installing Sonatype CLM for Eclipse

Often only called Eclipse, the Eclipse IDE is a very powerful, open source IDE written mostly in Java and managed by the Eclipse Foundation. It can be used for development in a number of languages, and is the most widely used IDE for Java development. It features a powerful plug-in system that allows you to customize the IDE, with features that support a large number software development-related tasks including localization options, version control systems, and myriad of other tasks.

Sonatype CLM for Eclipse requires Eclipse 3.7 or higher. In addition it requires the Maven integration for Eclipse m2e to be installed. Most Eclipse download bundles related to Java development include this integration. If your Eclipse version does not have m2e installed, you need to install it before installing Sonatype CLM for Eclipse following the instructions on the m2e site.

Sonatype CLM for Eclipse can be installed by adding a new software repository. Navigate to the Help menu and select Install New Software. Press the Add button in the dialog displayed in Figure 2.1, “Eclipse Dialog to Install New Software with Sonatype CLM for Eclipse” and create a new repository with the Location set to the URL for Sonatype CLM for Eclipse releases from URL for the Sonatype CLM for Eclipse repository and a Name of your choice. Once you press OK a list of available releases is downloaded and an entry for the latest version of Sonatype CLM for Eclipse is displayed. Uncheck the item Show only the latest versions of available software, if you need to install an older release. Figure 2.1, “Eclipse Dialog to Install New Software with Sonatype CLM for Eclipse” shows a list of releases available.

[Warning]

This guide assumes an installation of the currently released version of the Sonatype CLM for IDE plugin and the compatible Sonatype CLM Server. Before picking a version please verify compatibility.

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Figure 2.1. Eclipse Dialog to Install New Software with Sonatype CLM for Eclipse


URL for the Sonatype CLM for Eclipse repository. 

http://download.sonatype.com/clm/eclipse/releases/

Select the version of Sonatype CLM for Eclipse you would like to install and press Next>, proceed through accepting the end user license agreement and restart Eclipse to complete the installation.