Installation

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Installation

You can install the editor either using the "update site" method or manually by copying the associated jar file(s); see below sections for details.

The update site method allows for updating the editor in the future from within Eclipse using the Help -> Check for Updates menu option.

As release 1.0.6 was not available through an update site, all 1.0.6 users now have the option to start using the update site installation method. Just uninstall the manually installed version first (see below) and then proceed with update site installation.

Installing using update site

  1. Start Eclipse, then select Help > Install New Software.
  2. Click Add, in the top-right corner. In the Add Repository dialog that appears, enter "RobotFramework-EclipseIDE" for the Name and the following URL for the Location: http://sourceforge.net/projects/robotide/files/stable/
  3. Click OK.
  4. In the Available Software dialog, select the checkbox next to Robot Framework Eclipse IDE and click Next.
  5. In the next window, you'll see a list of the tools to be downloaded. Click Next.
  6. Read and accept the license agreements, then click Finish.
  7. When the installation completes, restart Eclipse.
  8. See usage for more information about configuring and using the plugin.

Installing manually

1.1.0 and newer

Download the jar file of the feature version wanted from http://sourceforge.net/projects/robotide/files/stable/features/

Then download the jar file of the plugin with the same version as the feature from http://sourceforge.net/projects/robotide/files/stable/plugins/

Close your Eclipse and copy the first jar -file to your Eclipse's features directory and the second jar -file to your Eclipse's plugins directory. You can find the feature & plugin directories under your Eclipse installation directory, eg. ~/eclipse/features and ~/eclipse/plugins.

Restart your Eclipse and you can now open files with Robot IDE. See usage for more information about configuring and using the plugin.

1.0.6

Download the Robot IDE 1.0.6 jar file (direct link).

Close your Eclipse and copy the jar -file to your Eclipse's plugin directory. You can find the plugin directory under your Eclipse installation directory, eg. ~/eclipse/plugins.

Restart your Eclipse and you can now open files with Robot IDE. See usage for more information about configuring and using the plugin.

Uninstallation

Uninstallation when installed using update-site

  1. Start Eclipse, select Help -> About Eclipse SDK.
  2. Click Installation Details.
  3. In the pre-selected Installed Software tab, select the line with "RobotFramework Eclipse IDE".
  4. Click Uninstall...
  5. In the Uninstal Details dialog click Finish.
  6. Restart Eclipse to complete uninstallation.

Uninstalling manually installed plugin

Close your Eclipse and go to your Eclipse plugin directory, usually something like ~/eclipse/plugins and delete or move the Robot IDE plugin file. The plugin name is in the following format

com.nitorcreations.robotframework.eclipseide_<version>.SNAPSHOT.jar

or

com.nitorcreations.robotframework.eclipseide_<version>.jar

depending whether you have installed a stable version or a development version of the plugin. For version 1.1.0 and newer also go to your Eclipse features directory, something like ~/eclipse/features and delete or move the Robot IDE feature file. The feature name is in the following format

com.nitorcreations.robotframework.eclipseide.feature_<version>.SNAPSHOT.jar

or

com.nitorcreations.robotframework.eclipseide.feature_<version>.jar

Next time you start Eclipse, Robot IDE has been uninstalled.