The latest release of Liferay IDE
version 1.6.0 has been made available today. Head over to the downloads page
if you want to grab an archived updatesite
or an "all-in-one" bundle of both Eclipse Juno and Liferay IDE. The new version brings compatibility with the most recent Eclipse Juno (4.2) release. Please use the following updatesite for Eclipse Juno:
If you are using an older version of Eclipse (3.6, 3.7) this latest release is also available to you as an update. From your Eclipse installation that contains Liferay IDE just do Help > Check for updates... If you do not already have a Liferay IDE installation, here is the Eclipse update site URL for new installations:
If you find any issues with this new version please head over to Liferay IDE forums and post the issue or create a ticket in JIRA.
In addition to being compatible with Eclipse Juno and several bug fixes
, there were several minor enhancements that I'd like to mention from this release below. Also, special thanks to Kamesh Sampath
for contributing an enhancement
to enable non-default ROOT configurations for Tomcat bundles.
Automated source attachment for Liferay Portal classes
Having access to the Liferay source for debugging Liferay Portal applications is almost a must. This process of attaching source location to jars in Eclipse classpath containers is tedious and you have to do it again for each new project. Now this can be done only once in Liferay IDE and then all new Liferay jars that are added to projects will automatically have the proper source attachment. Simply go to the 2nd page of the Liferay Portal runtime wizard and specify a location (either a jar file or a exploded directory) of the Liferay Portal sources (portal sources are available for each release in portal downloads area
Then once you create a project that has Liferay jars added (runtime or API classpath container) you will automatically have the sources attached and available when you open Liferay classes.
Added support for supported JSF Component Suites
Recently Neil Griffin
added support to the Plugins SDK for additional JSF project templates that support all of the various JSF component suites that are supported on Liferay, e.g., Liferay Faces, ICEfaces, PrimeFaces, etc. In this release of Liferay IDE support**
for these various templates has been made available on the 2nd page of the New Liferay Project wizard if you select JSF as your portlet framework.
Thanks Neil for the help with this feature!
Zoom, Print, Save as Image actions available for Service Builder Diagrams
You can now perform several useful actions on service builder diagrams like: zoom, print and save as an Image.
Now you can finally print off a relationship diagram of Liferay Portal services and try to understand it all. FYI, be sure to have several pages loaded in your printer first. :)
Whats next for Liferay IDE?
What up next for Liferay IDE project is version 2.0, which should bring remote portal structured content editing, the much-awaited Maven support along with some better theme development support. If you want to help with testing these new 2.0 features, just add the Juno nightly build URL below:
** requires nightly build of 6.1.1 portal and 6.1.1 SDK after Jun 21