3.1. Set up a new Eclipse workspace

This section describes how to create and configure an empty Eclipse workspace (the next section describes how to download the source code into the workspace).

3.1.1. Option 1 of 3: Download and use a template workspace (script method)

ALTERNATIVELY

3.1.2. Option 2 of 3: Download and use a template workspace (manual method)

  1. Browse https://alfred.diamond.ac.uk/buckminster/templates/ and download the applicable template_workspace_version.zip
    If you are developing on DAWN 1.x or GDA 8.x, use the highest 2.x version (this specifies Java 1.7 compliance)
    If you are developing on DAWN 2.x or GDA 9.x, use the highest 3.x version (this specifies Java 1.8 compliance)
  2. Unzip the downloaded template_workspace_version.zip into a new, empty directory

  3. Start your Eclipse IDE, specifying the new directory as your workspace

ALTERNATIVELY

3.1.3. Option 3 of 3: Configure the workspace manually

This is described in Confluence at Creating the template workspace for GDA or Dawn developers