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Yet another GWT Plug-in

Saturday, August 19th, 2006, 20:14:17 +0200, Gunnar Wagenknecht

Well, a while back I posted about a nice GWT plug-in called Googlipse. I liked it so much that I started enhancing it. So I created a local playground in my SVN repository and build a few things around it.

Unfortunately, the code changed too much. It’s no longer suitable for a patch. I created a complete new code base that still uses some parts of Googlipse but a lot stuff was rewritten. I decided to make a public release available to gather some feedback. Please feel free to post your comments here or drop me a few lines in a mail. :)

You can grab it from my update site here and watch an introduction screencast here. The source code is available here. Bugs and feature requests can be reported on the project website at Google Code. I’ve also created a mailing list for discussions.

Update 2006-08-21

I’ve uploaded a new build. For a list of fixed issues you might want to try this query. Unfortunately the query is incorrect because Google seems to have problems when the milestone label contains numbers (i.e., searching for label:1.1BETA2 doesn’t work).

Update 2006-09-18

I’ve uploaded beta 3. For a list of fixed issues you might want to try this query.

Update 2006-11-11

Comments are now closed. Please report bugs and feature requests on the bug tracker or discuss the plug-in in the GWT group at Google Groups.

Update 2007-01-03

This is the last update to this blog posting. From now on I’ll post all updates to the change log hosted here. :)

24 Responses to “Yet another GWT Plug-in”

  1. GWT Site » Blog Archive » GWT Tooling released Says:

    [...] Gunnar Wagenknecht has released another GWT Eclipse plugin.  Gunnar had previously made some patches to the Googlipse project but has now decided to start his own.  He has a nice screencast that shows the plugin in action.  Source code is available. [...]

  2. Ismael Juma Says:


    This looks very nice. It would be nice to have a place to give suggestions, make contributions and most importantly file bugs. ;)

    I am seeing some ClassCastExceptions for example (I suspect it is because I added google tooling support to a Java Project instead of a Dynamic Web Project).

  3. Gunnar Wagenknecht Says:

    Good idea. I created an issue tracker here.

  4. Ismael Juma Says:

    Excellent. :)

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  6. Scott Rosenbaum Says:

    Nice tool, thanks.

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  9. Eddy Says:


    I have tried the eclipse update at http://eclipseguru.org/ without success: the tool gets downloaded, checked, installed and everything but then if I go to window – preference I can’t find any plugin configuration page.
    I’ve installed it several times on eclipse 3.1 and 3.2 and on bea wkshop

    any hint?
    maybe that page just isn’t there :)

  10. Gunnar Wagenknecht Says:

    You need at least Eclipse 3.2 (Callisto) with Webtools (Eclipse WTP) plus Java 5. Please check your log files and the Eclipse Update manager if the feature is probably disabled.

  11. Eddy Says:

    Everything is fine now, I was using 1.4 for a mistaken configuration.
    Thank you for your help

  12. Eddy Says:

    Hi again,

    I am currently testing the plugin with jetty5 and jetty eclipse plugin:

    which is the only way to integrate jetty in eclipse because – apparently – jetty cannot be added to the eclipse supported server list for some reason.

    So I create Dynamic web app, add GWT features to the project and create a gwt client module. When I “Compile and Publish”, it stops with an error saying it cannot create dir bin.gwt


    !ENTRY org.eclipseguru.gwt.core 4 75 2006-09-09 00:49:56.187
    !MESSAGE An error occurred during publishing of project F2B.
    !SUBENTRY 1 org.eclipse.jdt.launching 4 108 2006-09-09 00:49:56.203
    !MESSAGE Specified working directory does not exist or is not a directory: C:\home\F2B\bin.gwt

    After I create the dir manually everything is fine…
    The main problem though is that it doesn’t create any file under “Webcontent” -> I cannot find a way to invoke the module when jetty is running…
    Any idea?

  13. Gunnar Wagenknecht Says:

    You should open an issue about the error message with the missing directory and include the full stack trace.

    However, the Jetty launcher is not supported at the moment and I don’t think it will because that would be too customized. I also don’t think that’s impossible to integrate Jetty properly with WTP.

  14. Rafael Lessa Barreto Says:

    I’m trying to use the plugin, and it’s working with no problems while a didnt try to make a RPC. When I make it, occurs an error that looks like to be a configuration error but i dont know where else to look. Here is the error:

    [ERROR] Unable to instantiate ‘prototipo.service.PrototipoServiceImpl’
    java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: prototipo.service.PrototipoServiceImpl
    at com.google.gwt.dev.shell.GWTShellServlet.tryGetOrLoadServlet
    at com.google.gwt.dev.shell.GWTShellServlet.service(GWTShellSer
    at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:802)
    at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFi
    at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter(App
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke(Standar
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardValveContext.invokeNext(Sta
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke(StandardPip
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invokeInternal
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invoke(Standar
    at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardValveContext.invokeNext(Sta

    It looks like a configuration error. I’m using GWT 1.1.10


  15. Gunnar Wagenknecht Says:

    Mhm. That looks like a classpath issue. I fixed one in some time ago but I don’t know if it’s already released. Please check you classpath setup.

  16. Nanda Firdausi Says:

    I have the same classpath problem. Can you tell me exactly what to do? I can’t understand which classpath setup do I have to check.

  17. Felipe Says:

    Hi, I am trying to install your plugin, so I got the .jar file and I’ve put it in the eclipse plugin folder, but It doesn’t shows up in the window->preferences.

    I have eclipse with WTP and Java 5. I also have Googlipse plugin currently installed.

    What am I doing wrong?


  18. Gunnar Wagenknecht Says:

    Please install it via the update manager. It’s not only one jar to copy into the plug-ins folder.

    CU, Gunnar

  19. Josh Burley Says:

    I went through the update site and installed the plugin. But, Window->Preference does not show the plugin options. Any ideas?

    I do not have any plugins installed, this is a fresh Eclipse install.

    Here’s the (possible) kicker… I’m on OSX. :)


  20. Gunnar Wagenknecht Says:

    Have a look at bug 13. I’m downloading Ubuntu now to see what’s going on. Looks like it’s a platform specific issue.

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