Eclipse Runner

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Solution Description

The Eclipse Runner plugin improves the way of dealing with launch configurations in the Eclipse IDE. The plugin adds a new view called "Runner" to Eclipse. The view allows you to categorize and bookmark launch configurations in groups for example or to run them directly from within the view by double clicking on them.

Feature overview

  • Keep your launch configurations organized.
    • Categorize your launch configurations in custom groups.
    • Browse your launch configurations in the separate Eclipse Runner view.
    • Open the associated resource behind the launch configuration in the editor (e.g. the associated Java main class).
  • Run or debug launch configurations directly from the view by double clicking on them.
    • Last launch mode is remebered (Run, Debug, Coverage, ...)
  • Filter launch configurations using the following filters:
    • closed projects
    • deleted projects
    • uncategorized launch configurations
    • current project
    • bookmarked launch configurations

How to support this plugin project

  • Contribute patches and new features. Help is always welcome.
  • If you notice any bugs or missing features open an issue over at GitHub.

Further informations

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Categories: Code Management, IDE, Other, Tools

Additional Details

Eclipse Versions: 2021-06 (4.20), 2021-03 (4.19), 2020-12 (4.18), 2020-09 (4.17), 2020-06 (4.16), 2020-03 (4.15), 2019-12 (4.14), 2019-09 (4.13), 2019-06 (4.12), 2019-03 (4.11), 2018-12 (4.10), 2018-09 (4.9), Photon (4.8), Oxygen (4.7), Neon (4.6), Mars (4.5), Luna (4.4), Kepler (4.3), Juno (4.2, 3.8), Previous to Juno (<=4.1), 2021-09 (4.21), 2021-12 (4.22), 2022-03 (4.23), 2022-06 (4.24), 2022-09 (4.25), 2022-12 (4.26), 2023-03 (4.27), 2023-06 (4.28), 2023-09 (4.29), 2023-12 (4.30), 2024-03 (4.31), 2024-06 (4.32), 2024-06 (4.33)

Platform Support: Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK

Organization Name: Eclipse Runner

Development Status: Production/Stable

Date Created: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 17:10

License: Other Open Source

Date Updated: Friday, October 6, 2023 - 10:48

Submitted by: &#321;ukasz Wachowicz

Date Ranking Installs Clickthroughs
July 2024 241/651 46 10
June 2024 219/681 82 18
May 2024 234/682 78 18
April 2024 244/687 72 13
March 2024 240/694 81 10
February 2024 222/687 84 281
January 2024 258/691 67 10
December 2023 276/671 50 13
November 2023 310/686 48 17
October 2023 228/673 96 14
September 2023 228/663 83 9
August 2023 233/673 72 8
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Launches play a key role in my workspace and this plugin saves me so much time. Btw since bintray is no longer active currently i am unable to install it manymore. Any plans to publish ths via a replacement update site?

I really love your plugin!

I switched to 2018-12 (4.10) but I cannot install it on this version.

I see that you already support 2018-09 (4.9) and 2019-03 (4.11).

Any chance for 4.10 as well?

I use this plugin on a daily basis. Well done, thank you!

I see 2018-09 (4.9) and 2019-03 (4.11) are already supported, any plans for supporting 2018-12 (4.10) as well?

I cannot install this form the marketplace in my version.

Thank you for writing Eclipse Runner which I wish I had installed before today.  I wonder if you might consider adding a facility to export from the launch configuration to a runnable jar file (or some other similar types of export). As the launch configurations are used to specify things like the Main class etc it would seem quite logical.

In reply to by John Hemming

Hello John,

Thanks a lot for your feedback! Currently there are no plans to add such a feature. The ultimate goal of the eclipserunner plugin is to enable you to quickly execute repetetive and often needed tasks. Tasks which you need very often during development. E.g. starting a specific unit test while you are browsing code in an unrelated source file.

I think that the use case "exporting your program to a runnable jar file"  is a task you typically execute far less often than use cases like "executing a specific unit test" or "start one of the programs which you have currently opened in your IDE".

Therefore I am not going to spend my time on implementing such a feature. But, I would happily accept a pull request if you want to contribute code implementing the feature requested by you. If you want I can also help you getting started... Just let me know.

Kind regards,

Lukasz and I are currently working on to update the Eclipse Marketplace with a valid P2 update site.

In the meantime you can use the update site from my eclipserunner repo (zaunerc/eclipserunnerplugin @ GitHub) or the update site from Michaels eclipserunner repo (scharf/eclipserunnerplugin @ GitHub). Feature-wise both repos currenlty contain the latest plugin version.

Hint: To browse the contents of Michaels P2 update site you need to use a P2 repo browser (e.g. the Repository Browser Plugin from the Eclipse Oomph project). Using a HTTP browser will result in a 400: Invalid request.

the code and an installation website can be found (as said previously) on github: scharf/eclipserunnerplugin

The link no longer has this plugin, I have found a fork of it on github:

Works awesome.

Just a quick question - is there a way to export the settings? We have the same launch configurations over a number of laptops and it would save time if the settings are exportable.


In reply to by Andy Middleton

Hi Andy,

I'm not working on the plugin any more, but today o got an email from Michael who has forked the project in github and we're going to release a new version. So maybe it's a good moment for you to join the project and implement export functionality ? :-) i suppose it's not a big deal. if you're ready to hack, write me an email and i'll give you commiter rights to the plugin.


Very nice feature. Simple and usefull, as it should be ))