Installing Oxygen as an Eclipse Plugin

System Requirements

Operating Systems
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012
  • OS X version 10.8 64-bit or later
  • Any Unix/Linux distribution with an available Java SE Runtime Environment version 1.6.0 or later from Oracle
CPU
  • Minimum - 1 GHz processor
  • Recommended - Dual Core class processor
Memory
  • Minimum - 2 GB of RAM
  • Recommended - 4 GB of RAM
Storage
  • Minimum - 400 MB free disk space
  • Recommended - 1 GB free disk space
Java
On Eclipse, Oxygen XML Developer plugin uses the same Java Virtual Machine as the copy of Eclipse it is running in.
Eclipse
The following Eclipse versions are officially supported: 3.6-3.8, 4.2-4.6.

Update Site Method

To install the Eclipse plugin using the Update Site method, follow this procedure:
  1. Start Eclipse.
  2. Go to Help > Install New Software > Available Software.
  3. Click Add in the Available Software dialog box.
  4. Enter http://www.oxygenxml.com/InstData/Developer/Eclipse/site.xml into the Location field of the Add Site dialog box.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Select the Oxygen XML Developer plugin checkbox.
  7. Click Next and continue with the rest of the installation wizard.
  8. Restart Eclipse when prompted.
  9. Verify that Oxygen XML Developer plugin is installed correctly by creating a new XML Project. Go to File > New > Other and choose Oxygen XML Developer plugin > XML Project.
  10. When prompted for a license key, enter the license information received in the registration email.
    Note: If you already have a native version of Oxygen XML Developer plugin installed on your computer, you will not be prompted for a license key for the Eclipse version. The existing license key will be used automatically.

Zip Archive Method

To install the Eclipse plugin using the Zip Archive method, follow this procedure:
  1. Download the zip archive with the Eclipse plugin.
  2. Unzip the downloaded zip archive in the dropins subdirectory of the Eclipse installation directory.
  3. Restart Eclipse.
  4. Verify that Oxygen XML Developer plugin is installed correctly by creating a new XML Project. Go to File > New > Other and choose Oxygen XML Developer plugin > XML Project.
  5. When prompted for a license key, enter the license information received in the registration email.
    Note: If you already have a native version of Oxygen XML Developer plugin installed on your computer, you will not be prompted for a license key for the Eclipse version. The existing license key will be used automatically.