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Frequently Asked Questions


  1. What is JBoss Tools?

    JBoss Tools is a set of plugins for Eclipse that complements, enhances and goes beyond the support that exists for JBoss and related technologies in the default Eclipse distribution.

  2. How do I install JBoss Tools?

    Go to Downloads to select the distribution that fits your needs.

    Here you can:

  3. What is JBoss Tools Integration Stack?

    JBoss Tools integration stack is a set of Eclipse plugins that add support for JBoss SOA and Business rules related frameworks, such as Drools, jbpm, SwitchYard, Fuse, etc.

  4. How do I install JBoss Tools Integration Stack?

    The recommended approach is to use JBoss Central to select the features from the Integration Stack you would like to use. JBoss Central is included in both JBoss Tools and JBoss Developer Studio for your convenience.

  5. Is JBoss Tools open source?

    Yes! Please feel free to get involved!

JBoss Tools Features

  1. Why does the visual part in the visual editor not work?

    The Visual Page Editor uses the last XULRunner that have a Java API to do its visual rendering which unfortunately limits which operating systems it can run on and in some cases some pacakges needs to be installed on your OS for it to work. You can see Visual Page Editor FAQ for possible solutions/workaround.

  2. Which operating systems, runtimes and frameworks does JBoss Tools support?

    In general JBoss Tools attempts to ensure you can continue to use both old and new runtimes & frameworks with its releases but we do not add new features to old streams. Support for the latest & greatest runtimes will only be available in the latest releases. This Matrix gives an overivew of the various supported frameworks, runtimes, operating systems, platforms, and JDK versions.

  3. Where can I find answers about the Browser Simulator?

    See the Browser Simulator FAQ


  1. I use eclipse with the jboss tools installed, is there any way to republish my app that doesnt involve what feels like 50 clicks by opening server tab, expanding server, right clicking the module and selecting full publish?

    Use Help ▸ Key assist and a yellow window pops up with current keyboard shortcuts. Type "Full" and a "Full Publish module" should show up with the right key. It is a bit long, but you can reconfigure it if you wish to under Preferences ▸ General ▸ Keys.

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