How to install DLTK Ruby plugin in Eclipse


The Dynamic Languages Toolkit (DLTK) plugin is a popular method to work with Ruby in Eclipse. Aptana has a Ruby/Rails plugin, but most programmers seem to recommend the DLTK plugin over it.

To install the DLTK Ruby plugin:

  • Install Eclipse, if you do not already have it. I like to start off with a minimal Eclipse installation.

  • Go to Help -> Install New Software. From the dropdown choose All Available Sites. After the list below fills up, choose Programming Languages -> Dynamic Languages Toolkit – Ruby Development Tools. Install it and restart Eclipse.

  • Configure the Ruby or JRuby interpreter you want to use in Window -> Preferences -> Ruby -> Interpreters.

You can create Ruby projects and edit, run and debug .rb files now in Eclipse! πŸ™‚

Tried with: DLTK Ruby 5.0.0, Eclipse 4.4.1 and Ubuntu 14.04

6 thoughts on “How to install DLTK Ruby plugin in Eclipse

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