• The CollabNet Desktop – Eclipse Edition

    CollabNet Desktop – Eclipse Edition is a freely downloadable set of plugins that CollabNet provides for the Eclipse IDE. This desktop works with and is part of the CollabNet Platform.

    To find, download, and install the latest functionality, follow the instructions in the next two sections:

    • Finding the New CollabNet Desktop – Eclipse Edition Features
    • Installing CollabNet Desktop – Eclipse Edition

    Once you complete the installation, you will be asked if you want to restart the Eclipse SDK. This is not required, but it is recommended.

    Finding the New CollabNet Desktop – Eclipse Edition Features

    To find the new CollabNet Desktop – Eclipse Edition features, follow these steps:

    1. From the Eclipse Help menu, select Software Updates → Find and Install.

      Figure 1: The Eclipse Help menu


    2. In the Install/Update window, select Search for new features to install and click Next.

      Figure 2: The Install/Update window


    3. In the Install window, if you want to use the Eclipse Update Installer, select New Remote Site.

      If you can’t use the Eclipse Update Installer (for example, if your proxy servers do not allow access to the Eclipse Update Installer or if you have limited Internet access), select New Archived Site.

      Figure 3: The Install window



    1. If you selected New Remote Site, fill in the following information:
      • In the Name field, enter "CollabNet Desktop"
      • Copy one of the following into the URL field:
        • For Eclipse 4.3, copy this URL:
          http://downloads.open.collab.net/eclipse/update-site/e4.3
        • For Eclipse 4.2, copy this URL:
          http://downloads.open.collab.net/eclipse/update-site/e4.2
        • For Eclipse 3.8, copy this URL:
          http://downloads.open.collab.net/eclipse/update-site/e3.8
        • For Eclipse 3.7, copy this URL:
          http://downloads.open.collab.net/eclipse/update-site/e3.7
        • For Eclipse 3.6, copy this URL:
          http://downloads.open.collab.net/eclipse/update-site/e3.6
        • For Eclipse 3.5, copy this URL:
          http://downloads.open.collab.net/eclipse/update-site/e3.5
        • For Eclipse 3.4, copy this URL:
          http://downloads.open.collab.net/eclipse/update-site/e3.4
        • For Eclipse 3.3, copy this URL:
          http://downloads.open.collab.net/eclipse/update-site/e3.3

      When you have completed the information, click OK.


      Figure 4: The New Update Site window


    If you selected New Archived Site, follow these instructions:

    • Download the version of the CollabNet Desktop –
      Eclipse Edition you want to install:
    • In the Select Local Site Archive window, navigate to
      the location where you saved the CollabNet Desktop –
      Eclipse Edition and select Open.

      Figure 5: The Select Local Site Archive window


    • In Edit Local Site, fill in the File name, verify the path to
      the CollabNet Desktop – Enterprise Edition download,
      and press OK.

      Figure 6: The Edit Local Site window




    1. From the Install window, select CollabNet Desktop and Finish.

      Note: The Eclipse Update Manager automatically ensures that you have all the required plugins to run CollabNet Desktop – Eclipse Edition. CollabNet suggests you install everything listed in the Updates window.

      Figure 7: The Install window


      The Update Manager connects to the site or opens the local archive to find the features available to install.

      Figure 8: The Update Manager reading the remote site



    Installing CollabNet Desktop – Eclipse Edition

    To install the new CollabNet Desktop – Eclipse Edition features, follow these steps:

    1. From the Updates window, select CollabNet Desktop and click Next.

      Figure 9: The Updates window showing search results


    2. Review the license terms on the Feature License screen. If you agree to these terms, select "I accept the terms in the license agreements" and click Next.

      Figure 10: The Install window showing license information


    3. From the Install window, review the components you are about to install. If you want to install the components in locations other than the default location, specify the new location.

      Note: you can have multiple instances of Eclipse on your machine, running different feature configurations.

      Figure 11: The Install window showing the installation directories


    4. Click Finish and the Update Manager downloads the components you selected.

      Note: you can have multiple instances of Eclipse on your machine, running different feature configurations.

      Figure 12: The Install window downloading the components


    5. In the Verification window, check that you have selected the feature you want to install, and click Install All.

      Figure 13: The Verification window


      Note: If you see a warning in the Verification window about installing an unsigned feature, you can ignore it. The CollabNet features are not signed.

      The Update Manager installs the components you selected.

      Figure 14: The Update Manager installing files


    6. When the installation is complete, click OK to restart Eclipse.

    7. Figure 15: The Install/Update window asking you to restart


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