Eclipse Mars: version 4.5.0 Release on June 24th 2015 – Hands on

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Hurray – Eclipse Mars release on 24th June – the big major Eclipse release. There are quite a few under the hood changes happened on Eclipse Mars project.

Major changes into Eclipse Mars Project:

  • Brand new hierarchical view of nested projects
  • Improved Maven archetypes integration and enhanced auto-completion in the pom editor
  • Ability to customize perspectives and speed improvements for text search
  • Best new tools for building and maintaining Docker containers
  • New ability to record and share user preference settings across individual workspaces
  • Improved Maven support, including support for Maven 3.3.3
  • Nice and Automated way for error reporting

How to update Workspace from Eclipse Luna (Previous release) to Mars?

Step-1

Eclipse Mars IDE for Java EE Developers: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/eclipse-ide-java-ee-developers/marsr

I’m using Macbook Pro so my downloaded package: eclipse-jee-mars-R-macosx-cocoa-x86_64.tar.gz

Step-2

Extract above .tar.gz file and you will see just Eclipse.app file.

Eclipse.app

Step-3

During startup just provide your previous Eclipse’s work space and click ok and you should be all good.

Eclipse Workspace - Luna to Mars

So far all my ~20 projects imported successfully to Eclipse Mars without any issue. Compilation worked just fine. Only thing which I had to do is to just install Apache Tomcat again on Eclipse Mars. If you face any issue while installing Tomcat then follow the tutorial.

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