#2812 [HowTo] Use F4 IDE with newer version of Eclipse

gh_origin Fri 7 Aug 2020

This tutorial is for people running FreeBSD and DragonflyBSD. Where there is no binary distribution of F4 exists and the Eclipse IDE is always in it latest version. Luckily for us, we could grab F4 into an existing Eclipse installation. The real trouble is DLTK as the default DLTK of these newer Eclipse versions is 6.x and the F4 IDE is build around DLTK 5.10. But don't worry, we could install DLTK 5.10 into these newer Eclipse, too. Here is the update site for it:


It's somewhat difficult to find this update site. But it's there now. We only have to install DLTK 5.10 Core. We do not need to install everything.

The later part is just follow this guide:


SlimerDude Sun 9 Aug 2020

Hi gh_origin,

Thanks for posting that guide to FreeBSD and F4 - it's really useful!


gh_origin Mon 17 Aug 2020

This is not perfect, Steve. I found when I hover the mouse over the code, it doesn't show document as on normal F4 on Linux but only an empty yellow popup. If you could provide a version for FreeBSD and DragonflyBSD, it's much better. But I don't ask you to do so. You could see the patches they used under the files folder on their ports to make Eclipse build for them. I think it's not something difficult to do.

Here is for FreeBSD:


Here is for DragonflyBSD:


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