- Works with Eclipse 3.0!
- New Gild Problem View: Following the new Eclipse 3.0 standard,
"Problems" no longer appear in the "Tasks" view. There is a new view called
the "Gild Problem View". It displays Java errors and warnings, plus
additional feedback. For a number of common Java problems, some additional
error help is supplied to provide hints about what might be causing the
- Improved Gild Resource Navigator: The Gild Resource navigator used
to reset its state every time Gild was loaded. It now remembers what resources
were selected, and what projects/folders were expanded so that the view now
looks the same each time Gild is run.
- Improved Vertical Ruler: The Gild Editor vertical ruler
will now toggle breakpoints on double-clicks. This follows the same
as the Eclipse Java editor.
(Since Gild 1.2.2)
- Gild Web Browser Now Resolves Relative Paths to Files. There used to be a problem with the Gild Web browser when
Active HTML was enable that caused the browser to not resolve relative paths to files unless a <base> tag was
present in the <head> portion of the HTML. This made it very cumbersome to include images in HTML files.
The Gild web browser now automatically inserts <base> tags when appropriate so that image files can be
- Gild Run/Debug Action Enablement Fixed. On very rare occasions, the Gild Run/Debug actions could become permanently disabled.
This problem has been fixed.
- Gild Problem View Fixed. There was a problem with the Gild
Problem view which caused the workbench to throw errors after the
Problem View was closed. This has been fixed.
- Fixed race condition between compiler and JDT working version.
- Fixed debugger error. If the debugger was behind a
window and then the debugger was then started, the debugger wouldn't
display the correct information.
Can I open power point and pdf files in Gild?
Both power point (ppt) files and pdf files can be opened in
Gild. If the file is double-clicked it will open the editor for this file. If
you just want to view these files you can download a ppt or pdf viewer for
free. Once the viewer is installed, drag the file into the Gild web browser.
Some installations of Gild have “frozen” when loading Adobe Acrobat Reader for
pdf files. If this happens open the document externally or make sure Adobe
Acrobat Reader has already loaded before dragging the pdf file into the web
When I open my Zipped (Archived) Gild project with
Windows XP there are no files.
The default Windows XP unzip program does not properly
unzip Gild archive projects. You can unzip the file using another zip program
like Win Zip.
You can also import the zip file into Gild as a Gild
archive project. Once the files are imported, you go to file>switch workspace
and copy the workspace directory name into a file browser. You can view and zip
all the files associated with the project.
Email gildhelp (at) cs.uvic.ca if
you have any problems.
1. Install Gild, Eclipse
and the Java SDK
Gild 2.1 is made available through a
single installer for Windows users. This installer comes packaged with
Java 2 SDK Standard Edition version 1.4.2_06 and
2. Install Gild, Eclipse and the JDK. Run
GILD 2.1.0 Setup.exe by double
clicking on it. After accepting the license agreement the installer will
pop-up a new window informing you that Eclipse 3.0.1 will be installed first;
once Eclipse 3.0.1 has finished installing, select the close button. The
installer will then automatically install Gild 2.1.0. Once Gild is done
installing, the installation program will then install the Java Software
Development Kit (JDK) 1.4.2_06. Just go with the defaults for the JDK
installation. You will be prompted to restart your system for some changes
to take effect. You must restart your system before trying to use Gild.
3. Start Gild. The installer
created a shortcut to Gild on your Start Menu. To open Gild go to Start
Menu > Gild > Gild 2.1.0.
Mac/Linux Installation (Manual Installation)
gildhelp (at) cs.uvic.ca if
you have any problems.
1. Install Java SDK
Mac users should already have an appropriate SDK installed. 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. Please use version 1.4 only.
Gild does not currently support the Java SDK version 1.5.
- For Mac OS, if for some reason you do not have the Java SDK, it can be
downloaded through the Apple Software Update.
- For Windows or Linux, you can get the latest 1.4 installer by following
the "Download J2SE SDK" link on the Java download page.
Windows users may want to read the Windows Installation
Notes for more help with installation. For other operating systems,
or Windows 64-bit, follow the appropriate links on the Installation Notes page.
2. Install Eclipse SDK
If you do not have an Eclipse SDK on your computer, you must install
one. You must have release 3.0 RC1 or later. This version of Gild will not work with previous versions of Eclipse.
- Download the correct ".zip" file for your operating system from one of the
mirrors listed in the
page. (Try to download Eclipse 3.0.1)
- 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. Mac OS will automatically "unzip" your
file to the current directory, so you may have to move it to the Applications
- In order to complete the Eclipse install you
must run Eclipse once.
Run by double-clicking (or invoking) the
(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. Normally, it will be okay to simply select
Use this as the default and do not ask again, then select Okay.
3. Install Gild
1. Close Eclipse if running.
Note: If you have not run Eclipse at least once, you should do so before
gild2_1_0.zip and then unzip it into your
main Eclipse folder For example: the "C:\Program Files\eclipse\" folder on
Windows, or the "/Applications/eclipse/" folder on the Mac. (Again, Mac
OS will automatically "unzip" your file to the current directory, so you will
have to move it to the Applications/eclipse folder. ) 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. Gild should now be installed. To start Gild, select Window > Open Perspective > Other... > Gild to start using Gild.