Note: If you have Gild already installed on
your computer then follow the
Gild Update Instructions, otherwise
continue with the instructions below...
If you do not have a Java SDK on your computer, you must install one You will
need Java 2 SDK Standard Edition version 1.4.
(Note for Mac users: An appropriate Java SDK comes with OS X and will already be
on your computer.)
If you do not have an Eclipse SDK on your computer, you must install one. You
must have release 2.1.1, 2.1.2, or 2.1.3. (Note: Gild does not work yet with
- Download the right ".zip" file for your operating system from the
Eclipse 2.1.3 download page. Follow either the (http)
or (ftp) links.
- Unzip this file into an appropriate location on your computer. (For
example: "C:\Program Files\" on Windows, or in the "/Applications/" folder on
the Mac )
- In order to complete the Eclipse install you must run
Run by double-clicking (or invoking) the
file. (For example: "C:\Program Files\eclipse\eclipse.exe" on Windows, or
"/Applications/eclipse/Eclipse" on the Mac). When Eclipse starts up, you will
most likely see the image below.
1. Close Eclipse if running.
Note: If you have not run Eclipse at least once, you should do so
before installing gild.
ca.uvic.gild.feature_1.2.2.zip into your main Eclipse folder (For example:
the "C:\Program Files\eclipse\" folder on Windows, or the
"/Applications/eclipse/" folder on the Mac). The main Eclipse folder is the one
that contains the
executable and the "features" and "plugins" folders. All Gild's files will be
automatically unzipped into these "plugins" and "features" folders.
3. Start Eclipse. You should be informed
by Eclipse that there are some "configuration changes" to process.
Click the "Finish" button to complete
the Gild installation.
7. Restart Eclipse, when prompted to do
8. When Eclipse restarts you will be presented with Gild's Welcome page.
Open the Gild Perspective by clicking on
the "Gild Perspective" link, or alternatively by selecting
Window > Open Perspective > Other > Gild.
9. That should do it! For information on how to use Gild click on the Welcome
page's help links, or alternatively by selecting
Help > Help Contents > Gild. Students
will want to look specifically at the Student Documentation.