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Web Tools Plugins (JavaScript Development Tools, etc) for RTC 4.0.4

david landis (2015) | asked Dec 04 '13, 3:07 p.m.
New RTC user here. I have an RTC 4.0.4 client that is setup and working properly.

I need basic editor support for JavaScript, JSP, XML, and the usual suspects.

My RTC installation did not come with any "Available Software Sites" configured so my first question is which one can I use for this version of RTC? I'm guess it is based on Juno so the update site would be: Please correct me if I'm wrong, I do not see this documented anywhere.

Next I need to install at a minimum the plugins:
  • Eclipse Java Web Developer Tools
  • Eclipse Web Developer Tools
  • JavaScript Development Tools
Assuming I install these from the correct update site (Juno or whatever), are they expected to work with RTC? In general I know issues can crop up with Eclipse if you have tons of plugins installed, but I'm not looking for anything fancy here -- just a few basics for editor syntax support.


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Ralph Schoon (39.4k12639) | answered Dec 05 '13, 4:11 a.m.
edited Dec 05 '13, 4:11 a.m.
Please see: and the system requirements on the download of your version of RTC. It states the versions of Eclipse used and supported. Dependent of the version of RTC and how you installed (e.g.into an existing Eclipse with a compatible version), you need to choose the Eclipse update sites.

for 4.0.3 and 4.0.4 I see
IBM Eclipse SDK and future fixpacks     IES is bundled with the RTC client
IBM Eclipse SDK 3.7.2 and future fixpacks      
IBM Eclipse SDK 4.2.2 and future fixpacks     New for CLM v4.0.3. CLM v4.0.3 and later includes two RTC Client installs for IES and 4.2.2.
Note IES 4.2.2 is not supported on SLES 10.
You have to find the compatible downloads on the Eclipse site.

How do you do that? Unfortunately I can't tell you. I have always a hard time finding the compatible version on the Eclipse site, because they stick to the odd aliases that only a developer would know for their download sites. I have not been able to find a good way to figure which version of Eclipse is meant by these aliases. Why they stick to that schema is a mystery to me. Only they can tell.

Aradhya K (1.4k41844) | answered Dec 05 '13, 4:51 a.m.
You can check the version of Eclipse from the help about.
I have installed a bunch of plugins on my RTC client and not having any issues.

Ralph Schoon commented Dec 05 '13, 4:53 a.m.
I think the issue is how to find the correct update site on

david landis (2015) | answered Dec 05 '13, 12:21 p.m.
Hi Ralph,

(Tried to post this as a response to your answer but was apparently too many characters).

Yeah the aliases are annoying. This is from wikipedia:

Codename Date Platform version Projects
N/A 21 June 2004 3.0[14]
N/A 28 June 2005 3.1
Callisto 30 June 2006 3.2 Callisto projects
Europa 29 June 2007 3.3 Europa projects
Ganymede 25 June 2008 3.4 Ganymede projects
Galileo 24 June 2009 3.5 Galileo projects
Helios 23 June 2010 3.6 Helios projects
Indigo 22 June 2011 3.7[Notes 1] Indigo projects
Juno 27 June 2012 4.2[15] Juno projects
Kepler 26 June 2013 4.3 Kepler projects
Luna 25 June 2014 (planned) 4.4 Luna projects

Ralph Schoon commented Dec 06 '13, 2:29 a.m.
This is great information. You won't believe how often I struggled with this.

david landis (2015) | answered Dec 05 '13, 12:34 p.m.
Just to confirm what worked for me for the three plugins listed originally:

RTC 4.0.4 (installed on its own, not on top of an existing Eclipse installation)

So far the plugins and the RTC functionality don't seem to be conflicting with each other in any way.

Jonas Studer commented Jul 15 '14, 10:33 a.m.
Hy David,

Nice it worked for you!
Here might be an usefull link for you :)

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