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Core downloads



The Platform/Core team has created a group of tools which help them when developing code or trying to debug problems and investigate bug reports. They have been developed as both plug-ins and headless utilities and are available here for download. Also check the Update Site.
  • Core Tools v1.4.0 - Updated version that works with the Eclipse 3.2 Release. The "Find Unreferenced Members" tool has been improved to present results in the Search view, and to omit methods that override a supertype method. Simply select a Java element in the Package Explorer and choose "Find Unreferenced Members" from the context menu.
  • Core Tools v1.3.0 - Updated version that works with the Eclipse 3.1 Release.
  • Core Tools v1.2.0 - Updated version that works with the Eclipse 3.1 M5a build and later. Note that the plug-ins in this update are shipped as JARs. Yah!
  • Core Tools v1.1.0 - The first version of the tools to run on the Eclipse 3.0 runtime. This is mostly a port of the original tools but there are some new views (e.g., Eclipse Preferences view). There may be some issues... Works with org.eclipse.osgi from HEAD as of 20040505 or I builds starting the week of 05/10.
  • Core Tools v1.0.2 - This is the version of the core tools plugin that you should use for Eclipse release 2.1. The core tools patch is not required for this version. This update fixes a non binary-compatible change that was made within org.eclipse.core.resources, and appearing in all builds since I20030128. Some more information has also been added to the element tree spy. Fixes have been added on 2003/09/23 to fix a concurrency problem.
  • Core Tools Patch v1.0.1 - Apply this patch if you want to run the Core Tools on Eclipse builds earlier than I20021127 (including 2.0.*). See the Core Tools install notes for details.
  • Core Tools v1.0.0 - A series of runtime and resource related views and perspectives. The runtime tools allow users to look which plugins and classes are loaded, discover why/when they were loaded, etc. The resource tools expose the behaviour/performance of builders and resource change listeners as well as the structure of deltas, the workspace and resources. The metadata tools allow you to inspect the data behind the scenes. To install on Eclipse 2.0.* and 2.1 prior to I20021127, get the patch below. Otherwise, just fetch this download, follow the instructions in the readme (also in the directory) and enjoy.
  • Upgraded for Eclipse 3.x. Workspace Re-Builder - Command-line utility program for basic restoration of a corrupt workspace. This version will re-create your projects for you but will not restore your metadata. Check out the readme for more details.
  • JDT/UI NLS Convertor v1.0.0 - Tool to convert your message bundle accessing to the new Eclipse 3.1 message bundle format. See the complete documentation here.
  • JAR Convertor v1.0.0 - Tool which JARs the plug-ins inside an Eclipse install. For more information see this page.

Update site

The Core team has an update site where you can find various utility plug-ins:


  • This is where you would find patches for current bugs. Currently there are no active patches.


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