How to install Spring IDE in Eclipse

Spring IDE is a very useful graphical user interface tool adding support for Spring Framework. In this tutorial, we show you two ways to install Spring IDE in Eclipse.

Version used in this tutorial :

  1. Spring IDE 2.9
  2. Eclipse 3.7
Spring IDE or SpringSource Tool Suite (STS)?
Refer to this Spring IDE vs STS pdf file for feature comparison. Personally, I go for Spring IDE for one reason – just can’t let go my existing Eclipse, too many plugins installed.

1. Install New Software

Classic way, Eclipse IDE, click “Help” -> “Install New Software…”. Type “http://springide.org/updatesite” to access the Spring IDE update site.

Select all the Spring IDE features you want to install.

spring ide install new software

Take long time to install and restart Eclipse after finished.

2. Eclipse Marketplace

This is the prefer way, because you no need to remember the long Spring ide update URL. In Eclipse IDE, click “Help” -> “Eclipse Marketplace“, type “Spring IDE“, follow the wizard to finish the installation.

spring ide eclipse marketplace

Same, take long time to install and restart Eclipse after finished.

References

  1. http://www.springsource.com/developer/sts
  2. http://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/spring-ide
  3. http://download.springsource.com/release/STS/doc/STS-feature_comparison.pdf

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Sasi
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Sasi

I am getting the following error when i type ‘http://dist.springframework.org/release/IDE’ for the Spring IDE update site

Communication with repository at http://dist.springframework.org/release/IDE failed.
Communication with repository at http://dist.springframework.org/release/IDE failed.
Read timed out

Pls suggest .Thanks in advance

subhankar
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subhankar

thanks … i was trying to install spring plugin in eclipse 3.5 .. and was fighting .. but i saw this site i got success. what is your next plugin link…..

Prem Pratick Kumar
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Prem Pratick Kumar

Very Helpful article for those starting to begin with Spring framework.

TT
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TT

finally managed to install spring IDE on indigo without sts

Daniel Hdez
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Daniel Hdez

Man, I have been learned with your page, its very helpful, greetings!!!

Ish Arora
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Ish Arora
Ish Arora
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Ish Arora

Method 1 After entering URL if it does not work for you setup eclipse proxy first..
http://www.mkyong.com/web-development/how-to-configure-proxy-settings-in-eclipse/

karen
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karen

I think this is among the most important info for me. And i
am glad reading your article. But should remark on
some general things, The web site style is great, the articles
is really nice : D. Good job, cheers

sandra
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sandra

Asking questions are really fastidious thing if you are not
understanding anything completely, but this article offers good understanding yet.

kamlesh
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kamlesh

when i m installing the spring IDE the following error is coming

Cannot complete the install because one or more required items could not be found.
Software being installed: SpringSource Tool Suite Runtime Error Analysis Support 2.6.0.201103161000-RELEASE (com.springsource.sts.runtimeerroranalysis.feature.group 2.6.0.201103161000-RELEASE)
Missing requirement: SpringSource Tool Suite Runtime Error Analysis Support 2.6.0.201103161000-RELEASE (com.springsource.sts.runtimeerroranalysis.feature.group 2.6.0.201103161000-RELEASE) requires ‘com.atlassian.connector.eclipse.jira.feature.group 0.0.0’ but it could not be found

dj
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dj

Thanxs buddy

baursak
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baursak

please note, that starting from 05/20/2010 to access the Spring IDE update site one must type ‘http://dist.springframework.org/release/IDE’ ‘http://springide.org/updatesite’

baursak
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baursak

one must type ‘http://dist.springframework.org/release/IDE’ INSTEAD OF ‘http://springide.org/updatesite’
I am sorry to be so inaccurate at first :)

Shivam
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Shivam

thanks

Zoubir Oussama
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Zoubir Oussama

Thankou for the tutorial and the web site mkyong

Sridhar Goranti
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Sridhar Goranti

Thanks a lot!

ABy
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ABy

Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

zeba
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zeba

thanx a lot
it helped me to integrate spring with eclipse in
a jiffy

John Ortiz
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John Ortiz

Thanks for this information. It is so useful because I am starting with this powerful framework. So long.

Srikanth
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Srikanth

Thanks alot..
Working fine….

Sariq Shaikh
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Sariq Shaikh

SpringSource tool suite update sites have been changed have a look at this –> http://goo.gl/jYq3a

DayDream
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DayDream

Thanks a lot!

Amit
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Amit

Thanks Alottttt

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santu

Thanks for it…..!!!

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rajkiran

Thank you ! it’ really good one

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sam

thanks its really gud…

sam
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sam

yup

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hem

I have some query regarding Spring Tool Suite. Does it support struts 1.x and hibernate out of the box? Right now i am using Eclipse galileo with JBOSS Tools, so the support for struts 1.x and hibernate is quite good. So i am wondering if i can get the same support in Spring Tool Suite or not.
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chew yoon fui
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chew yoon fui

does this installation include spring 3 ????
thx

Sara
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Sara

Thanks alot , that’s worked with me.