Eclipse RCP Tutorial: How to install PDE

PDE is what you need for developing Eclipse Plug-in projects. Installing PDE is the first step for doing RCP development. It can be installed in two different ways.

1. Download an eclipse version with PDE

Download site URL: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

The version you will need is "Eclipse for RCP and RAP Developers".

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2. Install PDE as a plug-in to your existing Eclipse installed

Click "Help" -> "Install New Software"

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Add a new site from eclipse update site(http://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_Project_Update_Sites) based on your eclipse version.
Select RCP plugin, then following the wizard to complete the installation.

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You can find your eclipse version number by clicking "Help" -> "About Eclipse SDK". The version info will be shown like the following:

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