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Download and Install

Download and Install Java JDK 5.0 Update 5 from

Download Eclipse SDK 3.1.1 from Unzip it into a new directory (c:\eclipse).

Check for Java JDK 5.0

Since Java was installed before Eclipse it should be automatically configured within Eclipse when it is started for the first time. This step will help you verify that you have JDK 5.0 installed and are ready to build Foundation applications.

Run c:\eclipse\eclipse.exe, or where ever you have installed Eclipse

Open menu Windows -> Preferences …

In the left window navigate to Java -> Installed JREs

Make sure there is a jdk.1.5.0_05 entry, if not add one using the Add.. button.

Click OK to close the Preferences window.

Set Compiler Compliance Level to 5.0

Open menu Windows -> Preferences …

In the left window navigate to Java -> Compiler

Set the compiler compliance level to 5.0.

Click OK to close the Preferences window.

Installing Foundation Plugin

Feature Update

Select the menu Help -> Software Updates -> Find and Install ....

Select the Search for new features to install radio button and click the Next button.

Update sites to visit

Click on the New Remote Site button.

New Update Site

Name: Foundation 2.1

Click the OK button.

Make sure only the Foundation 2.1 box is checked.

Click on the Finish button.

Search Results

Check the Foundation check box and press Next

Feature License

Read the licence agreement, select the I accept the terms in the license agreement and press Next.


Press Finish to dowload the Foundation plugin.



Press Install All to install the Foundation plugin.

Restart Eclipse

Press Yes to restart Eclipse.


To verify that the Foundation Project plugin is installed go to File -> New -> Project

There should be a Foundation folder with the Foundation Project wizard below it.


If you have any problems with install the plugin send an email to

For more information on the Foundation plugin and building Foundation applications see the How To's and the Developer's Guide.