This will be a quick short article to go over the steps to install the new GWT Designer. I have done a few tutorials on using the GWT Designer (formerly by Instantiations, now owned by Google) and will be updating the old Stock Watcher tutorial soon (Update: The new tutorial is now posted). This article will help to ensure your system is setup for the new GWT Designer tutorial.
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On my system I have the Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers 3.6 (Helios). If your using Eclipse 3.5 or 3.4 you will need to ensure you use the correct links to install the GWT Designer software.
Fire up Eclipse 3.6 and then go into the menu and select: Help -> Install New Software
Click on the “Add” button so we can add the appropriate repository. You can get a list from here (adjust as needed if your not using Eclipse 3.6).
Select all the options that show up and finish the wizard with the defaults.
It will take a little time to download and install everything so be patient. Once that is done Eclipse will ask you to restart. Allow Eclipse to do this and wait for it to come back up.
Once Eclipse is back up and running go into the menu and select: Window -> Preferences
Go into the “GWT” settings and make sure to set the GWT_HOME variable to the correct path for where you downloaded the GWT SDK to. Since I already have the Google Eclipse Plug-in installed I simply pointed it to the GWT SDK that is already in my Eclipse plug-ins folder.
Thats all you need to do.
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