Title: On which version of Eclipse are the isCOBOL 's built?

On which version of Eclipse are the isCOBOL IDE's built? Can I use plug-ins that require older versions of Eclipse?


The 2010 releases of Veryant's IDEs are based on Eclipse Galileo version 3.5.0

The 2011 releases of Veryant's IDEs are based on Eclipse Helios version 3.6.2

However, you can add the isCOBOL IDE plug-ins to any version of Eclipse 3.4.2 (Ganymede) or later.

In fact, if you are using software that requires an older version of Eclipse, Veryant recommends that you install the isCOBOL plugins using the Veryant Eclipse Update Site.

For example, if you want to use a plugin such as Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 which requires Eclipse 3.5, but you want to also use Veryant's latest IDE technology, then use the following procedure:

  1. Download and install the version of Eclipse you require from eclipse.org. For example, find the version you want to download at http://wiki.eclipse.org/Older_Versions_Of_Eclipse and then download "Eclipse IDE for Java Developers" or for even more features "Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers".
  2. Execute eclipse.exe.
  3. Select Install New Software... from the Help menu
  4. Press the Add... button and enter the following information:
    Name: Veryant Update Site
    Location: http://www.veryant.com/eclipse
  5. Press OK
  6. Check the box next to the Veryant product you want to install.
  7. Press Next> and Next>
  8. Accept the license agreement
  9. Press Finish
  10. Press Yes to restart Eclipse

Then follow the instructions provided with the additional plug-ins you want to use, to add them to the IDE. Once you have the IDE configured with all of the plug-ins you want to use, you can create an archive (e.g. .zip, .tar.gz, .7z or .rar) containing the entire eclipse directory structure and install it on a server or distribute in some other way to your developers.

Authored by: Veryant Support on Fri, May 20th, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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