Coverlipse is an eclipse plugin for Eclipse 3.x. It has been tested on Linux
and Win32 machines. If you run across problems, check out the Howto and the FAQ. Most likely,
your question will be answered there. If not, please take part in the discussions on the
sourceforge page or report
Beginning with version 0.9.4, you can install Coverlipse either using the
update mechanism of Eclipse or as with old versions by hand. The update
mechanism is recommanded.
Installing via the eclipse update mechanism
The eclipse update site is located at http://coverlipse.sf.net/update. When using the update
site mechanism you don't need to remove older Coverlipse versions. Eclipse
will disable them and only use the newest one.
- In Eclipse, click Help -> Software Updates -> Find
In the dialog, select Search for new features to
install, then Next.
In the next step, add a New Remote Site. Name
it "Coverlipse update site", the URL is "http://coverlipse.sf.net/update/".
Press Finish. Eclipse now searches for the
Coverlipse feature to install and shows that to you.
In the future, you can use Help -> Software Updates
-> Manage Configuration to scan specifically for Coverlipse updates.
Installing coverlipse by hand
Check out the HOWTO for a short introduction to
Coverlipse. If you experience problems (especially with Eclipse 3.0), check the
- Download coverlipse-0.9.x.zip from the
Sourceforge download area.
- Close all open Eclipse windows.
- If you have an earlier version of Coverlipse installed, remove them as
- Unzip the zip file to your Eclipse 3.x installation directory or an
appropriate extension location.
- Start Eclipse.
- Verify that the plugin has been detected: Help ->
About eclipse platform, then Plugin
details. Among your other plugins, there should be a plugin called
"Coverlipse" in the list.
- If the plugin is not there, it might be detected, but disabled. To
enable it, click Help -> Software updates -> Manage
Configuration. Enable the button "Show disabled features" (as shown
in the screenshot below) navigate to the install location, select
"Coverlipse" and enable it on the right side of the window.
Removing Coverlipse is a two-step process.
- In Eclipse, click Help -> Software updates ->
Manage Configuration. Navigate to the install location, select
"Coverlipse"and disable it on the right side of the window. You will be
asked to restart the workbench.
Again, select Help -> Software updates ->
Manage Configuration. Enable the button "Show disabled features",
select "Coverlipse" and uninstall it on the right side of the window.