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Google Plugin for Eclipse

Google Plugin for Eclipse 3.8/4.2 (Juno) Installation Instructions

This procedure installs the Google Plugin for Eclipse and optionally the Android Developer Tools, the Google Web Toolkit SDK, and the Google App Engine SDK. If you are not running Eclipse version 4.2/3.8 (Juno), please consult Downloading and Installing the Plugin for the correct plugin version to use.

  1. Start Eclipse, running JVM version 1.7.0 or later.
  2. Select Help > Install New Software... In the dialog that appears, enter the update site URL into the Work with text box:

    https://dl.google.com/eclipse/plugin/4.2

    And press the enter key.

  3. The required component is Google Plugin for Eclipse. Select the checkbox next to Google Plugin for Eclipse(required).
    • If you want to install the Android Developer Tools, select the checkbox next to Developer Tools.
    • If you want to install the latest Google App Engine Java SDK, select the checkbox next to Google App Engine Engine Java SDK.
    • If you want to install the developer tooling for Cloud Endpoints and Android, select the checkboxes next to Developer Tools and Google App Engine Tools for Android (Requires ADT).
    • If you want to install the Maven Integration for Google App Engine, select the checkbox next to Google App Engine Tools for Maven (Requires m2e-wtp 1.5+).
    • See Importing an existing Maven Project for more information.
    • If you want to install GWT tooling, select the checkbox next to GWT Designer for the Google Plugin for Eclipse (recommended) and the Google Web Toolkit SDK.

    Note: If you are installing the plugin on a multi-user install of Eclipse, please see this FAQ entry.

    Installing the SDKs is optional; you can always install them later on.

    Maven Integration for App Engine only works with m2Eclipse 1.5+. If you'd like to install m2Eclipse 1.5+ on Eclipse 4.2 (Juno), you will need to add the following update sites to your Eclipse installation: http://download.eclipse.org/technology/m2e/releases, http://download.eclipse.org/releases/luna (needed because it has the latest version of Guava).

    If you are having trouble installing from the update site, please see this FAQ entry.


  4. Click Next.
  5. Review the features that you are about to install. Click Next.
  6. Read the license agreements and then select I accept the terms of the license agreements. Click Finish.

  7. Click OK on the Security Warning.

  8. You will then be asked be asked if you would like to restart Eclipse. Click Restart Now.

  9. Now you are ready to build App Engine web applications and awesome mobile backends for your Android applications! If you encountered issues during the installation, please see the FAQ.