This post is a record of my first experience with Google’s plugin for Eclipse Helios (3.6)
First impression: anyone who can get Eclipse to install a plugin without multiple errors deserves commendation. Good job, Google.
Doh! Spoke too soon. After running step 5 in the Creating a Project section of the plugin documentation I got “The project cannot be built until build path errors are resolved … Unknown Java Problem”
Sigh. Ok. Searching Stack Overflow … OMG. I can’t believe Eclipse has been around as long as it has and it’s still simply un-runnable. Maybe it’s a Java thing. Searching … “Build path entry is missing: org.eclipse.jdt.launching.JRE_CONTAINER” … Wow. A couple hours later and no luck.
Back to Ruby for a little pick-me-up 🙂
update (Oct. 15)
A friend with more experience helped me sort this out:
- Find your JDK. On Mac, 10.6 it’s in /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework
- In Eclipse menu bar, go to Eclipse > Preferences… > Java > Installed JREs
- Click “Add…”
- Either click “Directory…” and browse to the location of the JDK from step 1, or just enter the path if you know it. In my case, it was
- Give it a name. Mine is “JDK 6”
- Click OK to save
Before trying again with the Google Eclipse plugin, I ran the software update (Help > Check for Updates) and restarted, for good luck.