EclipseColorer 0.8.0 and Eclipse 3.4 – Ganymede January 29, 2009Posted by faelix in ocity.
Tags: eclipse, eclipsecolorer, ganymede, programming
Ok, so I finally got frustrated enough to really really really want my code nicely syntax highlighted.
I’ve used EclipseColorer before, but not with Ganymede. I think I was using it with Callisto.
It was a pain when I installed it with Callisto – what with EclipseColorer being a beta and the instructions being wrong.
I finally figured out how to install version 0.8.0 this morning and will share my pain with everyone.
If you find the plugin on Eclipse Plugin Central it provides the wrong update site of
http://colorer.sf.net/eclipsecolorer/ . Do not use it. While it will work fine in your browser, Eclipse will not like it due to the redirect and you will get nothing. Use
Version 0.8.0 is only a beta, so what you will install is only the stable version of 0.7.2. This is OK. Do that.
Shut down Eclipse.
Download the zip file for version 0.8.0 and extract it somewhere.
Copy the folder to “%eclipse_home%/dropins”
Go to “Help” > “Software Updates…” – This is the Equinox p2 framework.
Click on the “Installed Software” tab and find “Eclipse Colorer”. Select it and then hit the “Update…” button.
It will then install the 0.8.0 version from the code you put in the dropins directory.
And you are done.