I've just installed Fedora 18 and it came installed with Eclipse 4.2.1. I'll like to set it up for Moodle development but I don't know what plugin to install?
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You'd be best to use PDT (PHP Development Tools) for development. They're part of the standard available plugins for Juno, so you should be able to add them in the "Install New Software" menu.
Thank you to everyone for the help.
I was following the instructions on the Moodle docs. Setting up Eclipse. Because I was not 100% sure on the programs they offered I went to the Eclipse Marketplace, searched 'php' and it gave me 68 results!
The whole Setting up Eclipse needs to be re-done.
- Installing plugins need to change to PDT
- General and PHP Settings is for PHPeclipse
- SSH2, CVS Settings and Checking out code has changed to Git
I'll firstly learn how Git works before I try to add it to Eclipse. Branches everywhere
I'll try re-writing the 'Installing plugins' section tomorrow. I don't know enough to write anything else.
I've been using ECLIPSE for quite a few years now and find it quite user-friendly for developing PHP projects (local host under Windows). When Moodle was updatable through its CVS repository, I used to do my updates from within the ECLIPSE environment.
Now that Moodle has switched to a GITHUB repository, I no longer do my Moodle updates from ECLIPSE, because as far as I understand there is no stable GIT plugin available in ECLIPSE. Or there wasn't one last time I tried.
You're right about that page. It used to be an extremely useful resource, but it has become quite out of date. I'd be happy to help to try to update it.
For git I normally use terminal, there is something called Egit for eclipse, but I prefer a terminal instead. If you want you can integrate a terminal window with your eclipse, by installing something called a "local terminal" plugin.
There are quite a few settings that you might need to tweak to get your editor ready (for example replace spaces instead of tabs for indenting lines) etc. But personally I use Eclipse, and never had any issues with it.
I will also recomend increasing the default memory limits which are very low with most editors.
@Michael_A I've added a little bit to the Eclipse page and I think it would be good if everything is re-written but I don't know what would be important.
I'll just use git and vim in the terminal until I'm all set up and comfortable with it all. Then I'll try Eclipse and the git plugin.