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This document provides instructions on how to install and configure EclipseME for use. There are three basic steps involved: Installing a wireless toolkit, installing EclipseME itself, and configuring EclipseME's and Eclipse's settings.

For information on updating an existing EclipseME installation, see here.

For information on removing EclipseME, see here.

Before you begin

  1. Please make sure you have all the prerequisites.

  2. If you have a version of EclipseME prior to 0.5.0 installed, remove it before installing a new one. In addition, read the migration instructions to see if there are any specific steps you need to take to update a project created with the old version to the new version.

    If you have EclipseME version 0.5.0 or later installed, you do not need to remove it. The installation procedure below will automatically upgrade your EclipseME installation.

  3. Finally, if you have been using Eclipse without EclipseME to do J2ME development using a Wireless Toolkit, your Eclipse project may need some classpath changes. See the section on converting an existing project to an EclipseME project.

Install the Wireless Toolkit(s)

Install any of the wireless toolkits you want to use. When you do this, make note of the base directory into which each is installed, as you will need this information when you configure EclipseME.

Unix users - if you install a Wireless Toolkit for use by more than one user on your system, please ensure that all the users have the appropriate read and execute permissions on the contents of the toolkit. For example, WTK's contain a preverifier that EclipseME will need to access during the build process. If the user doing the build does not have execute permissions on the preverifier, the build will fail. Similarly, if the user does not have execute permissions on the emulator, he or she will not be able to test the build.

Next Steps

Once you have completed the steps above, you are ready to install EclipseME itself. Click here for instructions on how to to that.

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