The following tools are needed for CIShell development. Download them to your local machine and install or unzip them.
- Eclipse Java EE Developers (Kepler or Juno): http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
- CIShell executable: http://cishell.org/nightly/
- Sci2 executable: https://sci2.cns.iu.edu
- Java 6 or 7 installation: http://java.com/en/download/ – for Java 7 see note below
- CIShell Java Doc: http://cishell.org/dev/docs/spec/api-1.0/
Setting Up the CIShell Development Tool
Download the CIShell development tool. Select
Help -> Install New Software from Eclipse menu. Insert http://cishell.org/update into the
Work with field as following and press
Give the location a descriptive name, such as CIShell Update Site and press
OK. Select the
Development checkbox as show in the following image.
Next and accept the license. You will be given an unsigned content warning. Click
OK to continue. Eclipse should prompt you to restart when the installation completes.
Setting Up CIShell Target Platform in Eclipse
Setting up the target platform will enable Eclipse to recognize remote libraries needed for CIShell. This setup allows you to develop a single plugin without checking out all the dependency libraries.
Get a copy of the CIShell target platform definition. It can be found here.
Add the file to your workspace. Right-click and
Open With -> Target Editor. In the upper right corner, click
Set as Target Platform.
You should now have all the plugins available from CIShell.
You can view your Target Platform by navigating
Window -> Preferences -> Plug-in Development -> Target Platform
If you plan on developing offline or have the full source code, Tycho-era development and build setup is a much more appropriate solution.
Now that you've completed CIShell development setup, try Developing a Single Plugin