Getting Eclipse Ready

Developing layout algorithms requires you to have the Eclipse Layout Kernel SDK installed in your Eclipse installation. Follow these steps to install it:

  1. Start Eclipse and select Help - Install New Software… from the menu.
  2. In the Work with: field, enter the address of our release or nightly update site, which you can find in our Downloads section.
  3. From the Eclipse Layout Kernel category, check Eclipse Layout Kernel (Incubation) - SDK as well as Eclipse Layout Kernel (Incubation) - SDK (sources) and click Next.
  4. Follow the instructions of the installation wizard, accepting all of the license agreements.
  5. Restart Eclipse.

After the restart, there won’t seem to be much of a difference. Because there isn’t. But rest assured that your development environment is now perfectly prepared for what is about to come.