OS X Eclipse Launcher

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2018-09 (4.9)

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Monday, October 22, 2018 - 01:00
spachner's picture


many thanks. I was missing this little feature for quite a while. Now, it is back again. Great! 



kmcgowan's picture

Great little plugin.. was really frustrating on Mac for a while there launhing open -n eclipse.app from the cmd line.



mmisingnamegn3's picture

Latest Eclipse Oxygen3a, java 8, High Sierra - Working with no issues.

vmadhavm1l's picture

Not working on Eclipse Oxygen 2 - 4.7.2 with java 8 on Mac Siera 10.12.6.  The plugin installs, but could not see the "open workspace" option in the list of File menu.

serdur's picture

Badge is not working on mac os 10.13.1 + Eclipse 4.7.1a

jjordaan's picture

Little gem for mac users.

keilebrecht's picture

This plugin really helps when working with multiple workspaces.
If you face the badge-problem, you can set the workspace name explicitly:
General > Workspace > Workspace name

bengist's picture

The tool is really useful on OS X. Unfortunately since I updated to Eclipse Mars .2 the badge icon disappears some seconds after eclipse launch. Any chance to get this fixed?

tresheim's picture

tresheim's picture

The problem here is that Eclipse Oomph changes the badge label to whatever is set in the workspace name preference. If not set, Oomph will clear the badge label while this utility will use the last segment of the workspace path. I'll work with the Oomph team to remedy this.

fmisingnamewyg's picture

Must have for all OS X users

smuehlstrasser's picture

Just upgraded to Eclipse Mars, and the first thing I added is the indispensable OS X Eclipse Launcher plugin. Thanks for this useful little plugin!

cliotta's picture

This plugin has stopped working after upgrading to OSX Yosemite. Anyone else having this issue?


tresheim's picture

In the new 2.0 version some code was introduced that required Java 1.7 instead of 1.6 as before. Make sure Java 1.7 or newer is used for Eclipse if you're also using this plugin. If you're on Luna you should also be on at least 1.7 since most bundles require this.

mtoffia's picture

Upgraded to luna and this wonderful plugin still works as a charm!! :) - Thanks for a great plugin!


inunes's picture

I just migrated to a mac, and not being able to open multiple eclipse instances was a problem to me. This plugin is very useful, solves this problem perfectly. Just what I needed!

ryoungman's picture

Will be telling everyone on my team about this plugin