OS.bee Software Factory Installation Luna

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General information

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License information

The OS.bee Software Factory is distributed under a commercial license.

The product itself is based on the OSBP Software Factory which is an Eclipse project. In addition, the software depends on several other open source projects, and the entire list of licenses used can be found here.

Installation of the Software Factory

Before you start

Java Version

To be able to use the OS.bee Software Factory, you need to have the right Java version installed.

On Windows, this is Java JDK 8 64bit Java SE Downloads. If you have Java installed, there is generally a Java icon on the control panel which will enable you to find out the current version.

Eclipse Version

To be able to use the OS.bee Software Factory, you need to have the correct Eclipse version installed. You can use Eclipse Luna DSL Developers SR2. Download and extract it to a folder location of your choosing. On Windows, we recommend C:\. This results in the installation folder C:\eclipse. This will be the assumed Eclipse installation folder for the rest of this document.

To be able to launch Eclipse easily, create a shortcut to the program C:\eclipse\eclipse.exe on the computer's desktop . Be sure to add the parameter -data /path/to/your/workspace to the shortcut's invocation of Eclipse in order to start in the correct workspace in the future. Otherwise, you will be prompted to specify a workspace each time you start Eclipse.

Make the following additions / changes to the eclipse.ini file found in the C:\eclipse folder:


The first line ensures that the required Java version is used. The second allocates extra memory for Eclipse to use and the last two help to avoid timeout problems with servers that respond slowly.

A resulting eclipse.ini file for a Windows installation might look like this:

-startup plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.3.0.v20140415-2008.jar
-product org.eclipse.epp.package.dsl.product

OS.bee P2 Repository

You will need the link to the P2 repository later in the installation process.

The link to the repository is available on the download page.

On the download page, click the checkbox to accept the "Terms of Service and Use". This will activate the download buttons for the software versions available. You then click on the button for the version you wish to use.

Finally, click on "Copy link to clipboard" to copy the URL for the P2 repository to the clipboard.

This URL will be needed during the installation of the OS.bee Software Factory.

Installation of the OS.bee Software Factory

  1. Start the new Eclipse installation and select or define a workspace. It is important that each Eclipse installation is assigned to its own workspace.


  2. Go to the menu bar and select Help -> Install New Software....


  3. Get the link to the repository from the download page, as described above, and paste it into the field labeled Work with:. Then press Enter to make Eclipse load the content of the repository.


  4. Open the "OS.bee Software Factory" group, select the "OS.bee Software Factory" and click on Next.


  5. In the installation dialog, confirm the software to be installed by clicking on Next.


  6. Accept the terms of the license aggreement after reading them carefully, and then confirm the dialog by clicking on Finish.

    Eclipse installation agree to licenses.png

  7. The installation will now start. This may take a while, depending on your internet connection speed.


  8. After the software has been downloaded, confirm the "Security Warning" dialog by clicking on OK.


  9. You will then be prompted to restart Eclipse. Please do so.


Set the Target Platform for the OS.bee Software Factory

  1. Check if the workspace you are using is the one you selected above when first opening Eclipse. If not, open the right one.

  2. Set the target platform here: Menu -> Window -> Preferences -> Plug-in Development -> Target Platform.

  3. Click on Add... to add a new target definition.


  4. Select "Default: ..." and click on Next.


  5. Click on Add... to add content, select "Software Site" and click on Next.


  6. Use the same URL previously saved to the clipboard for the Software Site.

  7. Open the group OS.bee Softwarefactory, select OS.bee Softwarefactory Targetplatform (DON'T INSTALL...),
    uncheck the Include required software checkbox and click on Finish.


  8. Change to register Content, enter x.a in the filter and deactivate the following bundles in the resulting target definition:

    javax.annotation version 1.2
    javax.annotation.source version 1.2


  9. Do not forget to activate your newly created target definition!


  10. Restart Eclipse. You can use Menu -> File -> Restart to do so.

You can now continue with OS.bee Software Factory Samples