-- Installation on Eclipse 3.4 (and later) --

The recommeded way to install the plugin on Eclipse 3.4 (and later) is via the plugin update site http://eclipse-cs.sf.net/update/

1. In Eclipse go to Help->Software Updates...   2. Add a new installation site and provide http://eclipse-cs.sf.net/update/ as location URL.
3. Mark the plugin version you would like to install, as well as future optional features, then press Install... 4. Review and confirm the plugins to install
5. Restart Eclipse


Alternatively the Checkstyle Eclipse Plug-in can be downloaded from the Eclipse Checkstyle Plug-in's SourceForge download site.
The download consists of a archived update site (file name net.sf.eclipsecs-x.x.x.buildstamp-updatesite.zip), containing all mandatory and optional parts of the plugin.
The plugin can be installed from the archived update site in the following ways:

  • via Eclipse's P2 Installation Manager similar as described above, pointing to the archive file instead
  • extracted into Eclipse's dropins folder. Anyway this is not particularly recommended, so if you don't know what I am talking about, don't bother.

-- Installation on Eclipse 3.2/3.3 --

The recommeded way to install the Eclipse Checkstyle Plug-in on Eclipse 3.2/3.3 is via the update site.

  1. Within Eclipse go to Help->Software Updates->Find and Install
  2. Choose Search for new features to install and press Next
  3. Create a New Remote Site...
  4. Input a name to your liking (for instance Checkstyle Plug-in) and input the following URL: http://eclipse-cs.sf.net/update/
  5. Click your way through the following pages to install the plug-in.
  6. Restart Eclipse


Alternatively the Checkstyle Eclipse Plug-in can be downloaded from the Eclipse Checkstyle Plug-in's SourceForge project download site.