These instructions were written using Eclipse 3.5 - others will probably work, but these instructions assume you will be using version 3.5. You can download a copy of Eclipse JEE (Java Enterprise Edition) here.
Once again, be sure to download the "JEE" version. Extract it, and run "eclipse" file located beneath the extraction directory.
Eclipse can be memory-intensive when you use m2eclipse, so it would be good to give it some more memory beyond the defaults. To do this, launch eclipse with the following command each time you start it:
./eclipse -vmargs -Xmx512m -XX:MaxPermSize=256m
The next step is to configure an update site in Eclipse so that it can find and install Subclipse. As of this writing the latest version of Subclipse available from tigris.org is 1.6.x. The main site for Subclipse - where you can find a download link - is [http://subclipse.tigris.org/ here] and the Eclipse update site for Subclipse is [http://subclipse.tigris.org/update_1.6.x here]. To install Subclipse 1.6.x into Eclipse, follow these steps:
To install the m2eclipse plugin in Eclipse, you should configure another update site as was done previously for the Subclipse plugin. This can be done by following these steps:
This gets you the core m2eclipse plugin, but there are some additional optional components that offer better integration with subclipse. Follow the steps above this time using the following URL:
type or select a site
Follow these steps: