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Plugins integration with WID 6.1.2

The new WID 6.1.2 hides plugin installation by default. I was looking for usual Eclipse menu Help->Software Updates->Find and Install to point to Site for installing the plugin, but it disappead. The trick was to switch from the default “Business Integration” perspective to “Resources” and then “Software Updates” are back and working.

Of course other ways of copying jars to features/plugins and links are still working, but the managed updates via Eclipse seems to be more elegant way. (http://www.venukb.com/2006/08/20/install-eclipse-plugins-the-easy-way/)

Collection of useful SOA and general plugins:

  1. Subclipse plugin installation instructions : Subversion integartion
  2. SoapUI Plugin – Web Service Testing
  3. BIRT Plugin – useful for Tivoli Common Reporting on SOA infrastructure
  4. WSRR Plugin – Webservice registry and repository plugin
  1. Hernan Fuquene
    November 26, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Do you known how I can configure this plugin with a WESB(with WSRR 6.2 installed) with Security enabled ?? I have a problem with the certificates. Thanks.

  2. enerosweb
    December 8, 2008 at 3:39 am

    You could add certificate from WSRR server to truststore setup. check the setting in for Plugin by going to Preferences/Service Registry/WSRR Locations/ Edit .
    Or just copying a full truststore file from WSRR server to WID/WESB server and pointing to it.

  3. Bill Bohrer
    December 30, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    God bless you for this information. It’s really sad that we give IBM millions of dollars for enterprise software and the only way to troubleshoot is to google for information they can’t be bothered to provide with installation updates. They’re so proud of how Agile they are these days – yeah, more undocumented interface changes even faster, imagine my joy.

  4. Bill Bohrer
    June 25, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    And in 6.2 this has changed once again. I guess IBM is going the way of Microsoft and the dancing functionality that hides somewhere else with each release!

    In 6.2, to install the WSRR plugin (or any dl’d plugin)

    1. Switch to “resource” perspective.
    2. Click “software updates” menu item
    3. Select “available software” tab
    4. click “add site” (no kidding!)
    5. click “archive”
    6. browse to your plugin zip file location and select it.
    7. Click ok, and you will then be able to select it and follow the wizard to install.

    PErsonally I think this is a ridiculous way to hide plugin installation in the IDE!

  5. Kenneth Ellingsen
    October 7, 2010 at 3:22 pm


    I am running WID 6.1.2, and have just installed the soapUI-plugin above.

    I am experincing som problems trying to create a new soapUI project.
    When I try to import a new wsdl, I get this error:
    Thu Oct 07 16:48:54 CEST 2010:ERROR:An error occured [javax/swing/JDialog.getModalityType()Ljava/awt/Dialog$ModalityType;], see error log for details

    Have anyone else had thi9s experience?


    • Tony
      November 11, 2010 at 1:09 pm

      I’m having the same problem as you Kenneth. Did you happen to find a solution to this problem?


      • Kenneth Ellingsen
        December 7, 2010 at 12:09 pm

        Hi Tony,

        No. Not found a solution to the problem yet.

      • GG
        January 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm

        it’s because you’re using java 5, you should use java 6, not only in eclipse but add it to your path env variable. This worked for me.

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