StarTeam® 2009 Release 2 Eclipse Client Release Notes

Last updated: December 2, 2010

Welcome to the StarTeam 2009 Release 2 Eclipse Client.

This file contains important information regarding this release that may not appear in online help. Please read this file in its entirety prior to using the application and before contacting the Micro Focus SupportLine.

For an overview of the new features in this release, see the "Getting Started" topic "What's New" in the StarTeam Eclipse Client Online Help.

System Requirements Getting Help
Uninstalling StarTeam Edition for Eclipse 2008 Product Interoperability
Installation Known Issues

System Requirements

Following are the system requirements for installing and running this client.

Important: StarTeam Eclipse 11.0 recommends the use of a 1.6 JRE. The latest 1.6 JRE can be downloaded from Sun Microsystems at To specify the use of the 1.6 JRE when launching Eclipse, place the -vm command line argument at the beginning of the eclipse.ini file (example: -vm C:\jre1.6.0_02\bin\javaw.exe).

System Area Requirement

Eclipse Versions



Java Versions

1.6 and above

Operating Systems

Windows 7 (32-bit and *64-bit)

Windows XP Professional SP3 (32-bit)

Windows Vista Business SP2 (32-bit)

Solaris 10 (32-bit)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 (32-bit)

*StarTeam Eclipse Client was only tested on 32-bit.

StarTeam Server Versions

StarTeam Server 2009 Release 2

StarTeam Server 2009

StarTeam Server 2008 Release 2

Hard disk space

In addition to the space required for Eclipse, hard disk space of 37 MB to install the application.

Note: Sufficient disk space is required for your working files. The amount will vary depending on your use of the product.

NOTE: It is strongly recommended that the Java memory allocation heap be increased when using this product. This setting is specified using the Java commands (-vmargs) -Xms and Xmx. Determining the proper settings will depend on the amount of physical memory available. Significant performance improvement will be recognized by utilizing greater amounts of memory. However, large heaps should be avoided if there is insufficient physical memory to avoid paging. For additional information regarding memory heap settings please refer to, and

If a previous version of this product is installed on the target computer it should be uninstalled or disabled prior to installing this version.


Uninstalling the StarTeam 2008 Eclipse Client

Before installing this release, it is recommended that you disable or uninstall StarTeam 2008 Eclipse Client. Micro Focus recommends this step to avoid confusion between the menu options offered between the two clients.

When installing or uninstalling on a non-Windows platform, you must specify which installed Java VM to use as a parameter. This is because Java VM for non-Windows operating systems is not bundled with the installer. Add the LAX_VM parameter to the installer or uninstaller and specify the path to your VM. For example:
./StarTeamEC.bin LAX_VM /usr/java/latest/jre/bin/java

To uninstall StarTeam Edition 2008 Eclipse Client

  1. Run the StarTeam Edition 2008 Eclipse Client uninstall program.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions provided by the wizard.

To disable StarTeam 2008 Eclipse Client

  1. Choose Help > Software Updates > Manage Configuration from the Eclipse main menu. The Product Configuration dialog box opens.
  2. Select <Drive Letter> :\Program Files\Borland\StarTeam 2008 Eclipse Client\eclipse from the list on the left of the dialog box.
  3. Select Disable from the Available Tasks list.
  4. In the resulting dialog box, click OK to accept the changes.
  5. Restart Eclipse.

Tip: You can later re-enable StarTeam 2008 Eclipse Client by following the steps above and choosing Enable from the Available Tasks list in the Product Configuration dialog box.



You must have either Eclipse 3.5 or 3.6 installed before proceeding with the installation of the StarTeam Eclipse Client. Once the Eclipse IDE is installed, the StarTeam 2009 Release 2 Eclipse Client can be installed by downloading the executable file to run the InstallAnywhere wizard.

Install Anywhere Wizard

  1. Close all running applications after saving all modified files.
  2. Launch the executable (.exe) file. You can download the StarTeam installation file from the Micro Focus Product Updates downloads site.
  3. Scroll down to the Eclipse section and click the 3.5 and 3.6 format you want to download, either HTTP or FTP.
  4. Follow the installation instructions provided by the install wizard.


Product Interoperability



"Link with Selection" overrides the "Connect to StarTeam Server" setting "Never". If you click "Link with Selection", StarTeam assumes you want to automatically connect to the server and refresh your view when you select a shared folder or item in a view such as the Change Request, Topic, Task, or Requirement view.


Known Issues

The following are known issues in this release:


Getting Help

For more information about Micro Focus support services, please see Micro Focus Support Resources at


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