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Installing the TextUML Toolkit


Install Eclipse

Method 1: Installation via Eclipse Marketplace (preferred)

If you have the Eclipse Marketplace client installed, that is the easiest way to install the TextUML Toolkit. Just search for the Toolkit, and install it directly.

Method 2: Installation via Update Manager


Method 3: Installation via Update Manager from a local archive (last resort)

If methods 1 and 2 keep failing for you due to networking issues, there is a last resort.

Manually download the repository, save the ZIP file to your local disk, then follow method 2 using the local file as the update site.

Keep in mind that by doing this you will lose the advantage of automatically getting future updates. You will need to repeat this step manually in order to get a newer build.

Further steps for graphical diagram rendering

Diagram rendering is optional. If you decided not to install EclipseGraphviz in the previous step, skip this section, you are done. But if you do, read these instructions.

Installation complete - now what?

After the TextUML Toolkit is installed, you must restart Eclipse. Once that is done, you will see you can now create MDD projects in the New Project wizard. Any files using the “.tuml” extension are considered TextUML source files and can be edited with the TextUML editor and will be compiled by the TextUML compiler. You are ready now to try the TextUML Tutorial.

Would you like to run the TextUML compiler as a regular Java application?

Check out the standalone-textuml project.

See also