Getting Started

After installing the plug-in for the first time, or after updating to newer versions of the plug-in, it is always a good idea to check the preferences. By doing so, you are sure that the plug-in is configured correctly.

  • Default class path

    When most of your Jython projects use the same JAR files, it is handy to set the default class path. The default class path will be set as the class path of new Jython projects.

    In the preferences, you find a category "Jython". Select the subcategory "Class Path" and add default JARs and folders as desired:

  • Setup for launching Jython modules

    To run a Jython module, you have to install Jython on your computer. In the remainder, it is assumed that you have downloaded the Jython 2.1 distribution from www.jython.org and that you installed it at C:\dev\jython-2.1 on a MS Windows machine.

    The plug-in needs to know where Jython is installed and where to find important Jython files. These settings are used when a Jython launch configuration is created.

    In the preferences, you find a category "Jython". Select the subcategory "Installation" and fill in the preferences as follows. Do not set the Jython library if you will set up a project for the Jython library.

    When the second and the third field are empty and you enter a full path in the first field, the second and the third field will be filled in automatically.