EPIC - Eclipse Perl Integration

Add this URL to your Eclipse Installation to reach this solution's update site.

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), Photon (4.8), 2018-09 (4.9)


Mars (4.5), Luna (4.4), Kepler (4.3), Juno (4.2, 3.8), Previous to Juno (<=4.1)


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Solution Description

EPIC is an open source Perl IDE (including editor and debugger) based on the Eclipse platform, compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. Whether you are into CGI scripting or full-fledged Perl projects with hundreds of modules, EPIC is the most feature-rich and extensible free Perl IDE available today, thanks to a seamless integration with all the major features and GUI conventions of Eclipse.

Categories: IDE

Tags: Perl, IDE

Additional Details

Eclipse Versions: 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), Photon (4.8), 2018-09 (4.9)

Platform Support: Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK

Development Status: Production/Stable

Date Created: Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:19

License: EPL

Date Updated: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 09:49

Submitted by: Jan Ploski

Date Ranking Installs Clickthroughs
June 2024 178/618 56 9
May 2024 177/682 138 11
April 2024 160/687 182 12
March 2024 143/694 240 8
February 2024 163/687 164 7
January 2024 155/691 201 8
December 2023 160/671 188 10
November 2023 171/686 186 7
October 2023 162/673 201 8
September 2023 152/663 203 12
August 2023 145/673 210 7
July 2023 149/668 198 11
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EPIC (for Perl integration with Eclipse) plugin does not work with Eclipse IDE 2019-12. I get an error message when trying to install EPIC from the Eclipse marketplace -- error states EPIC is not compatible with this version of Eclipse 2019-12.
Please advise on next steps

I'm somewhat sure to have installed EPIC using the marketplace in the past, but the current client shipped with Eclipse 2019-03 can't seem to find it anymore. Neither using the search, nor by dragging&dropping the "Install"-button onto the window of the client. In the latter case, the client seems to search again some short period of time and afterwards nothing happens anymore.

Would be great if someone could have a look at the problem, is it happens for multiple different installations of Eclipse 2019-03 on different hosts. Installation using the update site without using marketplace works, though.

In reply to by Thorsten Schöning

@Thorsten - This doesn't address the issue of it not showing up in the Marketplace, however you can install it.

In reply to by Ryan Kostohryz

Hi, I am on Ubuntu 19.04. Have just installed eclispe 2019-03 with snap. After doing Help->"Install new software.."->Add and installing from epic-ide.org/updates how can I open a perl file?

If I choose "Open an existing file" from the welcome screen, and choose a file "p.pl", the "Editors available on the Marketplace" dialog pops up: "Better editor support for '*.pl' files is available on the Marketplace." if I choose "Show IDE extensions for this file type and let me install them" LiClipseText 2.1.2 is the only available editor at the marketplace, I tried to install this (since I could not find EPIC) but after installing it just gives error "No editor descriptor for id com.brainwy.liclipse.editor.common.LiClipseEditor.source.perl", and after uninstalling it the error still pops up but now the ".pl" file opens in the system editor (gedit).

How can I get EPIC to work in eclipse?


Thank you for providing this Perl plugin. It was exactly what I was looking for.

Unfortunately, I am unable to create a new Perl project when using the latest version with Eclipse:

  • Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
  • Version: Oxygen.2 Release (4.7.2)
  • Build id: 20171218-0600

The error I receive when attempting to create a new Perl project:

The selected wizard could not be started.

Plug-in "org.epic.perleditor" was unable to instantiate class "org.epic.core.PerlProjectResourceWizard".


In reply to by Jeffrey Hunter


I experienced this problem as well with the older Version 0.6 of the Plugin.
But then I found a hint on
which states:
"Given that Oxygen only works with the 0.7.4 and above versions"

That made me update the Plugin in from the Testing 0.7 Branch from this URL:

Now the Project Editor works.