Spotlight on GlassFish 4.1: #12 GlassFish Tools for Luna

clip_image002Spotlight on GlassFish 4.1′ is a series of posts that highlights specific enhancements of the latest GF release, GlassFish 4.1. It could be a new feature, a fix, a behavior change, a tip, etc.

#12 GlassFish Tools for Luna

A new version of the GlassFish Tools (aka the ‘GF Eclipse Plugin’) has just been released for Luna, the latest and greatest Eclipse version. This version supports both GF 3.1.x and GF 4.1 and is a recommended upgrade as it introduces several UI improvements and fixes various issues. Note that this capability is also offered in the ‘Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse’ (aka OEPE).

Installation is simple, just drag this ‘Install’ button and drop it into your Eclipse Luna workspace. Follow the process and make sure to select both ‘GlassFish Tools’ and ‘Oracle Java EE’ features. You can also do this from the Eclipse Marketplace.

To configure a GlassFish instance, open the Eclipse preferences window and specify, in the ‘Runtime Environments’ section, where your GF 4.1 install is located. Be aware that the UI uses the generic ‘GlassFish 4’ version, which encompass 4.1 as well!

Questions, remarks, REFs around ‘GlassFish Tools for Eclipse’ and OEPE can be asked here

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