[jboss-user] [JBoss Tools] - JBosstoolsVisualEditorFAQ

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Tue Jun 21 12:46:12 EDT 2011

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*Q: Which platforms are supported by* *Visual Editor?*
*A:* The list of supported platforms (and their IDs):
* Windows with Java 32-bit (win32.win32.x86)
* Linux x86 (gtk.linux.x86)
* Linux x86-64 (gtk.linux.x86_64)
* Mac OS X Cocoa with Java 32-bit (cocoa.macosx.x86)
* Mac OS X Carbon with Java 32-bit (carbon.macosx.x86) [not supported by JBoss Tools 3.3.0 and later, JBDS 5.0 and later]
In brief, Java 64-bit is supported on Linux only, on all other systems Visual Editor requires Java 32-bit.

*Q: Eclipse crashes when I use Visual Editor, what can I do?*
*A:* This may happen  in JBoss Tools 3.3.0.M2 due to  https://issues.jboss.org/browse/JBIDE-9144 the WebKit and XULRunner conflict. You can disable Visual Editor by adding the option –org.jboss.tools.vpe.loadxulrunner=false to the eclipse.ini (or jbdevstudio.ini if you use JBoss Developer Studio).

*Q: Visual Editor does not start under Linux*
*A:* Linux users may need to do the following to get the visual editor to work correctly on their machines.

* The Visual Page Editor (before JBoss Tools 3.1.0.M4) requires the library libstdc++.so.5. This library is contained in the compat-libstdc++-33.i386 package.
* To install this package on Fedora Core or Red Hat Enterprise Linux run the following command:

yum install compat-libstdc++-33.i386
** On any other rpm based distributions download libstdc++.so.5 and run the following command:
rpm -Uvh compat-libstdc++-33.i386
** On Debian and Debian based distributions (e.g. Ubuntu) run the following command:
apt-get install libstdc++5
* In case you have the library installed and you still have issue with starting the visual page editor then close all browser views/editors and leave one visual page editor open and restart eclipse. This should force a load of the right XULRunner viewer.

*Q: Visual Editor doesn't start at any platform and shows message 'The VPE editor can't be run because your system environment needs to be changed slightly'*
*A:* Check if you version of JBoss Developer Studio/JBoss Tools is compatible with you version of Eclipse, see the compatibility matrix  http://community.jboss.org/docs/DOC-14297 http://www.jboss.org/community/wiki/MatrixofsupportedplatformsruntimesandtechnologiesinJBossToolsJBDS

*Q: Visual Editor starts OK, but the following message dialog appears:*
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*A:* Some functionality of Visual Editor may not work if a project doesn't have org.jboss.tools.jsf.jsfnature or org.jboss.tools.jst.web.kb.kbnature in .project configuration. To fix this problem and turn off the message box execute next steps:
* Right mouse button click on a project in Package Explorer.
* Select +Configure -> Add JSF Capabilities+ from the context menu.
* Configure your project using +Add JSF Capabilities+ wizard and press Finish.
*P.S.* If you are shure that your project does not need JSF capabilities, just disable this message box by checking "+Do not show this dialog again!+" checkbox.

*Q: Visual Part doesn't start and "XPCOM error -2147467259" is shown*
*A:* Something bad happened with buildin xulrunner. To check it you should:
* Go to Eclipse -> Help -> About -> Installation Details... ->  Configuration 
* find +org.eclipse.swt.browser.XULRunnerPath+ and open this path in terminal
* try xulrunner.exe -version or ./xulrunner -version and it should show what is needed for XR to work

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