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Prerequisites

The Pda tool is implemented as a plugin for the public-domain IDE Eclipse. If you haven't installed it, you can download and install it from here; Pda requires Eclipse version 3.x. You also need to install the GEF plugin for Eclipse, which can be downloaded from here.

Also, make sure that you have a Java runtime environment/development kit installed; Pda require j2sdk or j2re version 1.4 and above. The Java software can be downloaded, for instance, at here.

Installation

The installation of the Pda-plugin can be done from within the running Eclipse-IDE:
  1. Start the Eclipse environment and start the update wizard by selecting the menu item "Help -> Software Updates -> Find and Install" as shown here:

  2. On the following page, select "Search for new features to install"; select this also, if you are upgrading from an earlier Pda version; click "Next".

  3. On the following page, enter a "New Remote Site" with the following parameters

    Name: Pda Update Site
    URL: http://www.kestrel.edu/home/projects/pda/updates

    After that an entry for "Pda Update Site" should appear in the list of update sites.

    Note: if you are upgrading from an earlier version, you don't need setup the update site, as you already have it.

  4. Check the box next to the "Pda Update Site" line and click "Next"
  5. On the following page you should see an entry for the latest Pda version. If not it means that you have probably the latest version installed or that your Eclipse configuration is missing a required plugin for Pda.
  6. Check the box next to the Pda version you want to install, click "Next".

  7. Accept the license agreement and click "Finish" to start the installation.
  8. There will be one more screen, where you have to click "Install".
  9. After restarting the Eclipse workbench (done automatically on confirmation) the Pda-Plugin should be ready to use.

Last updated: July 17, 2006
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InstallationInstallation from the distribution CDDownload/Installation