Install Collaborator Plug-in for Eclipse

Applies to Collaborator 14.5, last modified on June 13, 2024

To create Collaborator reviews manually from the Eclipse IDE, you need to install and configure the Collaborator plug-in for Eclipse. This topic provides detailed information on this.

Note: The Collaborator plug-in for Eclipse extends the functionality of Rational Team Concert plug-ins for Eclipse. If these Team Concert plug-ins are not installed, the Collaborator plug-in for Eclipse will not work.

To install and configure the Collaborator plug-in for Eclipse:

  1. Download the Collaborator Eclipse Plug-In that matches Java version required by your Eclipse IDE:

    Eclipse 4.7 (Oxygen)

    Java 8 or newer

    Eclipse 4.6 (Neon)

    Java 8

    Eclipse 4.5 (Mars)

    Java 7

    Eclipse 4.4 (Luna)

    Java 7

    Eclipse 4.3 (Kepler)

    Java 6 (need to switch it to use Java 7 as described below)

    Note: For more information about different versions, see Version Compatibility Table in Overview.
  2. Follow the Eclipse plug-in's Install & Update instructions to setup and configure the Eclipse plug-in.

  3. If your version of Eclipse uses Java 6 or 5 (Eclipse 4.3 Kepler and earlier), then it is necessary to change the eclipse.ini file to use Java 7. Details about this change can be found at the following site:

Here is an example of the change:

-vm C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7\jre\bin\javaw.exe

Other Configuration Actions

If you are going to create reviews manually, then all you need is to install and configure the Collaborator plug-in for Eclipse. To use other integration features, you need to install configure the Collaborator server and install and configure special plug-ins for Rational Team Concert. For complete information on this, see topics of the Configuring Servers and Plug-Ins section.

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