Spring IDE for Eclipse 2.2.0

Spring IDE for Eclipse provides plugins for the Eclipse platform to ease working with Bean Factory configuration files.
Spring IDE for Eclipse project provides Eclipse plugins to ease working with Bean Factory configuration files for the Spring Framework.

It contains a Spring project nature (with an incremental builder for validating Spring bean config files), an image decorator (which decorates Spring projects and all Spring bean config files), a Spring view (which allows one to browse Spring projects and their Spring bean config files, including bean properties), and an editor showing a graph from the beans of a single config file or a set of config files.


· Open Eclipse. Go to Help -> Software Updates -> Find and Install.
· Select "Search for new features to install". Click "Next".
· Click "New Remote Site". Enter "Spring IDE updatesite" for the Name and "http://springide.org/updatesite/" for the URL (Screenshot). Click "OK".
· You should now see a a new entry name "Spring IDE updatesite" with a mark next to it (Screenshot). Click on that and check "Spring IDE".
· Click on the mark next to "Eclipse.org updatesite" and check the version of GEF which is sufficient for your version of Eclipse. Click "Next".
· Select the features "Graphical Editing Framework" and the lastest version of "Spring IDE" from the list. Click "Next".
· Check "I accept..." and click "Next". Select or add the appropriate site to install the features. Click "Finish".
· Click Install on the warning dialogs during feature verification (both features are not digitally signed).
· After successfully downloading and installing the features click "Yes" on the "Would you like to restart now?" dialog.

Main features:

  • Project nature which support a list of Spring bean config files and sets of bean config files (aka beans config sets)
  • Incremental builder which validates all modified Spring bean config files defined in a Spring project
  • View which displays a tree with all Spring projects and their Spring bean config files
  • Image decorator which decorates all Spring projects, their bean config files and all Java classes which are used as bean classes
  • Editor (read-only) which displays a graph from all beans defined in a single config file or a config set
  • The following features are currently under development:
  • Graphical editor for Spring Webflow configuration files
  • XML editor for Spring beans configuration files

last updated on:
August 28th, 2009, 22:35 GMT
license type:
Eclipse Public License 
developed by:
Torsten Juergeleit
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What's New in This Release:
  • This release introduces a first version of an incremental approach to model creation and validation. This will help to speed up the usual development cycle of edit-save-compile-validate by detecting structural changes to Java classes and only trigger project validation and re-creation of the AOP model if actually required. In essence you will not need to wait if you just change a method body.
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