Installing the ASTRA IDE

You can install this plugin by following the steps below:
  • Step 0: Install Eclipse
    • Go to the Eclipszae Home Page (
    • Click on the “Download” button (top right of the page).
    • Select and download the appropriate version (32- or 64- bit) of the “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers” edition of Eclipse.
    • Copy the Eclipse installation to the appropriate location (platform dependent).
  • Step 1: Start Eclipse (version 3.6 or higher)
  • Step 2: Go to Help→Install New Software…
  • Step 3: Click on “Add” (top left of the dialog)
  • Step 4: The category “ASTRA IDE” Should now appear in the main area – check the box next to this
  • Step 5: Uncheck “Contact all update sites during install to find required software” (unless this results in an error later).
  • Step 6: Click next twice
  • Step 7: Accept the license terms (ASTRA is available under a GPL3.0 license) and click Finish