April 30, 2008 at 7:51 am #284540
In general, I really like GWT (Google Web Toolkit) as an Ajax framework. It is especially good if you are already a Java developer, and if your Ajax app wants to seem more like a desktop app than like a regular Web app with small amounts of Ajax support. But one of the painful parts is deploying it on an external server once you are done testing and developing.
Cypal Studio (http://www.cypal.in/studiodocs) is an Eclipse plugin that supposedly eases this pain. It works very easily in regular Eclipse, but for MyEclipse, I haven’t been able to get it to work. I saw a post from March by Jonas where he said he got it working in MyEclipse, but the current version of Cypal Studio uses WTP Dynamic Web Projects (and WTP facets) to add in the GWT support. I teach GWT and Ajax courses, and we use MyEclipse in the course, and I don’t want to switch to regular Eclipse if I can avoid it.
So, two questions:
1) Has anyone gotten the current version of Cypal working with MyEclipse?
2) Does anyone know how to enable WTP in MyEclipse?
Thanks!April 30, 2008 at 7:53 am #284541
PS Any GWT-specific support coming in MyEclipse 7?April 30, 2008 at 11:08 am #284552
PS Any GWT-specific support coming in MyEclipse 7?
This is not on the cards at the moment.May 1, 2008 at 7:46 am #284570
So, if an Eclipse plugin uses WTP, that means I canNOT use it in MyEclipse?May 1, 2008 at 10:24 am #284579
Just to clarify, MyEclipse uses WTP as well. Even though some of the eclipse plugins are not certified to run with MyEclipse, users have been able to configure and run some of the plugins successfully with MyEclipse.May 1, 2008 at 2:09 pm #284588
Just to clarify, MyEclipse uses WTP as well.
I did not realize thiis. How do I make use of WTP, in that case? The Cypal instructions say to either make a WTP dynamic Web project, or to R-click on an existing project, choose Properties, and add a certain WTP facet. But I see neither option in the MyEclipse menus.
Do I need to do something to enable WTP?
– MartyMay 2, 2008 at 5:07 am #284599
Sorry for the confusion. MyEclipse is built ontop of WTP but you cannot create Dynamic Web Projects in MyEclipse. Since MyEclipse is built on WTP, installing WTP and MyEclispe side by side can cause issue, because loading another version of WTP will causing a huge amount of API incompatibility between MyEclipse and WTP.
Since this plugin need you to create a dynamic web project, I guess you cannot use this with MyEclipse.February 13, 2009 at 9:37 pm #294822
I use myeclipse 5.5 with cypal studio and work gwt fine,but in myeclipse 7.0 ,i do not know how to configurate cypal studio
thanks for help!February 16, 2009 at 4:40 am #294852
ME doesn’t support GWT support from cypal studio. Please refer above posts. Having said that there are a lot of users who have successfully integrated different plugins in ME. 🙂
I couldn’t locate an update site or cypal studio eclipse plugin for download. This site -> http://www.cypal.in/studio is down.
Since you have integrated cypal studio in ME 5.x, can you copy the relevant plugins to [ME 7.0 dropins] folder. Restart ME. Validate the plug-in details/preferences to confirm if the plugin is added successfully.
HTH!February 22, 2009 at 11:32 am #295160
It would be really great if ME had support for GWT. If that is not in the plans please allow for integration of plugins (e.g. cypal) that do provide good support. Please update us with your plans and any instructions to keep us going…February 24, 2009 at 3:07 am #295208
Thank you mfkilgore. I have added GWT support to ME requested feature list.February 24, 2009 at 8:32 am #295215
Great that GWT support is now a requested feature… I had thought it was already on the list and was hoping for a status update. Given that direct support will not be coming soon, can you provide information and documentation on how we should integrate the current cypal plugin into ME 7.x. Please be as detailed as possible on the steps required and all unique configuration options. As noted in previous messages this worked at one point but does not work today.February 25, 2009 at 2:39 am #295247
I cannot locate an update site for cypal studio. This site -> http://www.cypal.in/studio is down.
There are various ways of adding a 3rd party plugin.
A)If you have an update site, you can do the following –
1. From MyEclipse menu, click on Help – Software Updates – Add/Remove software. This will open the Add/Remove Software wizard.
2. Click on [Add]
3. Click on [Add Site], if the update site.xml is an external site
4. Enter Name, URL(this is the url for the site.xml) and click on [OK]
5. click on [Add Local], if your update site.xml is available locally.
6. If the site.xml is available locally, point to the relevant folder location on click of [Add Local]
7. This will list the software to be installed, click on [Apply]
8. Pulse will download the software and ask for restart of MyEclipse
9. Restart MyEclipse.
10. To check if your plugin is installed, from MyEclipse menu, click on Help – About MyEclipse Enterprise workbench. Click on [Pulg-in Details]. Check if your plug-in is installed.
B)If you have a zip file with – plugin, features, etc, copy the plugins, features to [MyEclipse installation directory]/dropins
C)If you have a plugin working in earlier version of MyEclipse, check the plugin from plugins folder and relevant features from features folder, copy these plugins and features to [MyEclipse installation directory]/dropins (Remember you need to create a plugins and features folder in dropins, if not already present and copy the relevant files accordingly)
D) You can add your plugin using pulse explorer
Note: Currently MyEclipse doesn’t support GWT support from Cypal studio. But, I know there are users who have successfully added 3rd party plugins using the above steps. You might get lucky too 🙂February 25, 2009 at 4:06 am #295253
Cypal doesn’t have the usual plugins/features structure in their zip-file, but unzipped the 3 jars from the zip into <ME 7.0-directory>\dropins\plugins (I also created an empty ‘features’ dir under dropins) and restarting ME 7, showed the plugin as installed from ME. I also have File/New/Other…/<Cypal category> added. Can’t run the New GWT Module wizard, as I didn’t yet install the gwt, but that’s next on the agenda 😉February 25, 2009 at 4:13 am #295254
Good to hear that you have successfully installed cypal.
A BIG *Thank you* for responding back with the steps to integrate, this will be really helpful to other forum users. 🙂