The JP2P Container

For this tutorial, we will be developing with the:

Both versions are currently still in an alpha stage, so some changes may occur. We will try to keep the documentation in par with these changes.
 The bundles are available as as Eclipse update sites, so it has never been easier to run JXSE in OSGI.

 We will be working in the Plugin Perspective of the IDE.

Setting up

If you are new to Eclipse, then you can download an Eclipse package and install it on your computer. In this tutorial, we will be developing with Eclipse for RCP and RAP Developers. For development, the latest release ( currently Luna) should be good.

Unzip the downloaded package to a location of your choosing (e.g. C:\Program Files\ Eclipse\Luna\Chaupal) and run (on Windows ) eclipse.exe.  The Eclipse IDE should open for you to work with. Follow the guidelines of the wizard and select a workspace on a location of your choosing. This is where you will be developing your projects. In a few minutes you should be up and running! You now have a bare-bones development environment to work with.
It is recommended to download the most recent updates for the IDE. For WindowsTM users, you'll have to (re-) start the IDE with Administrator rights and select:
                     Help -> Check for Updates

Run the wizard and restart Eclipse.

In order to unleash Chaupal, you will need to add Chaupal functionality to your IDE. You can do this by adding the latest release of the Chaupal jp2p-ui update site to your IDE.  Select Window -> Preferences -> Install/Update -> Available Software Sites and then 'Add' a 'New Site'. Enter a general text (e.g Chaupal) and then include the URL to the most current release of jp2p-ui (e.g: . Then press  'OK' to get back to the IDE.

Next we need to install the bundles. Go to Help -> Install new software and select (work with)  the update site you just made. If all went well, you should be able to select the 'Chaupal JP2P' option. Select this and follow the guidelines of the wizard. Restart Eclipse and wait for the IDE to come up again.

We are almost done! Create a new RCP plugin project by following the next steps:

Eclipse will now add a bare-bones RCP application to your workbench. You can run this application by selecting

         Run -> Debug As -> Eclipse Application

So far, this has all been standard Eclipse stuff. But we can start to make things more interesting by selecting the "Chaupal JP2P Container Perspective" to our RCP:

        Window -> Open Perspective -> Other

When you select this perspective, the User Interface will suddenly show all kinds of screens, which are currently mostly empty.
Congratulations! You are ready for Chaupal JP2P app development!

Next we will be adding an existing JXTA application to the Chaupal container