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Recent Eclipse problems force me to try other IDEs and diferent Eclipse versions and distributions.

So I finally took the time to create a list of our favourite Eclipse Plugins resp. their Update Sites:

Name, Feature/PurposeUpdate Site URLsFurther reading, Remarks
ADT, integrates Android Developer Tools and plafform sources

Requires Android SDK, too.
Project homepage:  
For Android developement, I prefer the Android Studio over eclipse.

CDT, C/C++ Developement Tools.



Stable CDT is available within standard repositories.
Milestone and bleeding edge links are from the CDT Downloads page.
CUTE Plugin, C++ Unit Testing Easier(
Use Help -> Eclipse Marketplace, needs 2 rounds because of Boost part
See on project Homepage: Cute-Test Installation
Eclipse Dynamic Languages Toolkit project Homepage: Eclipse Dynamic Languages Toolkit
EPIC, Eclipse Perl Integration

(Seems to be discontinued, but in Marketplace too)

See project Homepage: EPIC homepage
GWT Eclipse Plugin

Adjust site URL to Eclipse version. GWT seems dead, though.
JD, Java Decompiler Plugin
Afterwards ensure "Class File Editor" is activated for "*.class without source".
M2E, Maven integration
Maven integration
Maven Integration for Android Development
Has some quirks with library projects. Got rather unusable, drove me towards Android Studio.

Running Jetty in Eclipse

Allows running Jetty in Eclipse, nice for i.e. JavaScript development.

Project homepage:

Don't forget to create a good src/main/webapp/WEB-INF/web.xml

ShellEd, Shell script editor
Now part of Dynamic Languages Toolkit, see above
See project homepage
Spring Framework

Adjust site URL to Eclipse version.

Infos on project homepage: SpringSource Tool Suite Installation Instructions

Subclipse, Subversion integration for subversion 1.8 for subversion 1.9 for subversion 1.10+ for bleeding edge

Choose version matching your native subversion client.

Infos on project homepage: Subclipse Wiki

In debian the debian package libsvn-java is required, too.

"Hide Quick Access" plugin

Works around the infamous "Hide Quick Access"-problem in eclipse-4.x, more information at:

Eclipse bug report:

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