Development Setup

Before you can start development, follow this list of steps. Not doing so may result in us having to reject your contributions, which would make everyone sad.

  1. Register with GitHub

    Chances are that you already have a GitHub account. If you don’t, go to and click Sign up in the upper right corner.

  2. Register with Eclipse

    You need an account at Create one by going to that site and clicking Create account in the upper right corner of the site.

  3. Link Eclipse and GitHub

    Once your account is set up, select Edit my account in the upper right corner of On the My Account page, select the Account Settings tab, enter the name of your GitHub account in the GitHub ID field and click Update Account (you may have to provide more info for the site to accept the update). This will allow us to recognize your GitHub account as belonging to an Eclipse developer.

  4. “Sign” the Eclipse ECA

    While still on the My Account page, go to the Eclipse ECA tab and follow the instructions to “sign” the Eclipse Contributor Agreement. This is a necessary piece of legal paperwork that basically says that you as a contributor certify that the code you contribute is actually yours to contribute and will be made available under an open source license.

  5. Sign Up to Our Development Mailing List

    It would probably be a good idea to sign up for developer mailing list. This ensures that you are up to date on current developments, and that you can get in touch with us easily. Just say hello!