Posts tagged "plugin"

Burrito Feature: Plug-in Installer

In Flash Builder Burrito we simplified our installer options to default to the standalone version. For users with existing Eclipse environments, we still have the option to install Flash Builder as a plug-in.

After you’ve run the installer, find the plug-in utility:

Mac: /Applications/Adobe Flash Builder Burrito/utilities/FB_Burrito_Plugin_Utility.app
Win: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Flash Builder Burrito\utilities\FB_Burrito_Plugin_Utility.exe

Following distributions are supported:

  • Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers
  • Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
  • Eclipse Classic
  • Eclipse for PHP Developers

On Mac, make sure you’re using the 32-bit Cocoa distributions. Get more info on the system requirements page.

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Java Development in Flash Builder 4 Standalone

Question: How can I edit Java code inside Flash Builder?

I’ve seen this question a quite few times on the forums. For users new to Eclipse and/or Flash Builder, it’s not immediately obvious. The short story is that since Flash Builder is based on Eclipse, users get the benefit of the Eclipse plug-in ecosystem. The classic Eclipse distribution is widely known for it’s Java IDE.

Here’s the step-by-step guide to installing the Java Development Tools (JDT) provided by Eclipse:

1) Open Flash Builder
2) Help > Install New Software…
3) At the top of the dialog, click “Add…” to add an update site URL
4) Specify any name and this URL http://download.eclipse.org/releases/galileo/. Press OK.
5) In the table of features, expand “Programming Languages” and select “Eclipse Java Development Tools”
6) Finish the wizard

You’ll be prompted to restart Flash Builder when installation is complete. From here, if you want to jump right into Java development, I recommend you switch perspectives (Window > Perspective > Other > Java). This configures the workbench window so that Java-related actions are the primary focus.

Click here for more information about Java development in Eclipse.

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Installing Plug-ins in Standalone

The standalone version of Flash Builder 4 doesn’t come with any Eclipse update sites by default (see http//bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/FB-26149). To see the standard set available plug-ins for Eclipse 3.5 (Galileo), add this update site http://download.eclipse.org/releases/galileo/.

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Installing Subclipse in Flash Builder 4

Subclipse is one of the most frequently used plug-ins with Flash Builder. Here are some simple instructions for installing Subclipse and importing an existing project.

  1. Help > Install New Software…
  2. Add…
  3. Name=Subclipse, Location=http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.6.x
  4. Select the plug-ins shown in the screenshot below. Note: I’ve deselected a few plug-ins here in order to minimize plug-in dependencies that sometimes have issues resolving.

    subclipse1.png

  5. Finish the wizard. When prompted, restart Eclipse.
  6. On Mac, since JavaHL is not available, be sure to select SVNKit for your SVN interface
    1. Window > Preferences
    2. Team > SVN
    3. Change SVN Interface to SVNKit
  7. To import your projects from SVN
    1. File > Import…
    2. SVN > Checkout Projects from SVN
    3. Create or select a repository location
    4. Select your project root folder
    5. Finish
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Troubleshooting Plug-in Installations into Flash Builder Standalone

Issue:
Unable to install Eclipse plug ins in standalone Flash Builder. 
Insufficient privileges.

Reason:
Increased user privileges are required to install Eclipse plug ins into
the standalone distribution of Flash Builder

Solution:


  • On OS X and Windows XP, logged in to a user account with Administrator
    privileges, then launch and install the Eclipse plug ins.
  • On Windows Vista and Windows 7, launch Flash Builder via the “Run as
    Administrator” context menu option, authenticate if prompted and then
    install the Eclipse plug ins.



Note: If you are installing ColdFusion Builder or the LCDS Modeler plug
ins, you will need to run Flash Builder once using a user account that
is in the Administrator group on OS X or XP or with “Run As
Administrator” on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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