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Archive for August, 2013

How to install marketplace on Eclipse Indigo?

By default, market place in Eclipse Indigo Classic Version is not available.  The steps below will help you install it.

  1. Go to “Help”, then select “Install New Software…”.
  2. In the “Work with:” drop down menu, select ” Indigo – “. If not available, add the Eclipse Indigo download site with this URL – “
  3. On the category list, expand the “General Purpose Tools”, select “Marketplace Client” and follow the installation procedure.
  4. After finish installation, restart Eclipse and you can find “Eclipse Marketplace…” under the “Help” menu. Done.

Below the screenshot of the “Install New Software” dialog  box.


How to install Apache ANT on Windows 7?

Apache Ant is a Java library and command-line tool that help building software. Here’s how to install Apache ANT on Windows 7.

1. Download the latest ANT zip archive at
2. Unzip the package and rename the folder to “ant”.
3. Copy the “ant” folder to the desired location, say at the root of drive D.
4. Run the command prompt as Administrator and set the environmental variables for ANT and JAVA (Note: Set ANT_HOME to the uncompressed ant folder and JAVA_HOME to the Java JDK folder. If JAVA_HOME is incorrectly set, ANT cannot locate the needed tools.jar) as follows:

set ANT_HOME=D:\ant
set JAVA_HOME=D:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.7.0_09
set PATH=%PATH%;%ANT_HOME%\bin

5. Check whether ANT works correctly or not by using the command prompt.

ant -version

6. You’re done if you see the ANT version.

Screenshot of the example:


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