Install From Distribution

Latest DVT version is 16.1.34 (13 January 2017).

All distributions contain DVT, Eclipse Platform 4.5.1 and Java Runtime Environment 1.8.

DVT distributions containing Eclipse Platform 4.6 are available here.

DVT distributions containing Eclipse Platform 4.4.1 are available here.

DVT distributions containing Eclipse Platform 3.8.2 are available here.


DVT KIT allows you to install the following plugins:

  • CLEARCASE: Clearcase plugin for Eclipse (net.sourceforge.eclipseccase 2.2.40)
  • CVS: Eclipse CVS Client (org.eclipse.cvs 1.4.201)
  • GIT: Eclipse EGit (org.eclipse.egit 4.4.1)
  • PERFORCE: Perforce plugin for Eclipse (com.perforce.team 2015.1.1318019)
  • SVN: Subversive SVN Team Provider (org.eclipse.team.svn 4.0.2, 6.0.1)
  • CDT: C/C++ Development Tools (org.eclipse.cdt 8.8.1)
  • JDT: Java Development Tools (org.eclipse.jdt 3.11.2)
  • PERL: Perl Editor and IDE for Eclipse (org.epic 0.7.2)
  • PYTHON: Pydev (org.python.pydev 5.2.0)
  • RUBY: Ruby Editor and IDE for Eclipse (org.eclipse.dltk.ruby 5.4.0)
  • TCL: Tcl Editor and IDE for Eclipse (org.eclipse.dltk.tcl 5.4.0)

To install DVT KIT plugins you can use: $DVT_HOME/bin/dvt_kit_installer.[sh|bat] install [list of plugins]

Plugins installed in all distributions:

  • VI: ViPlugin - Vim emulation for DVT Eclipse (com.mbartl.eclipse.viplugin.feature 2.14.0)
  • EMACS: Emacs+ - Emacs-like editing in Eclipse (com.mulgasoft.emacsplus 4.2.0)
  • ANYEDIT: AnyEdit Tools: Adds new tools for Eclipse editors (AnyEditTools 2.6.0)
  • XML: Eclipse XML Editor (org.eclipse.wst.xml 3.7.1)
  • CSV EDITOR: CSV Editor (org.fhsolution.eclipse.feature.csvedit 1.1.3)
  • TERMINAL: TM Terminal (org.eclipse.tm.terminal 4.0.0)

Installation steps:


Download the distribution for your platform:
Platform Download Size Checksum (MD5)
Linux 32 dvt_kit-16.1.34-e45-linux_32.zip 561M 38aef08c7b08c4a299433752835501e4
Linux 64 dvt_kit-16.1.34-e45-linux_64.zip 561M dcd36546a373daf20a617da7fbd5f6ea
Windows 32 dvt_kit-16.1.34-e45-win_32.zip 545M 4d28ade906b05216906b53b7937e04a4
Windows 64 dvt_kit-16.1.34-e45-win_64.zip 548M 36276a731e20c313d937d7e7973e63e4
MacOS 64 dvt_kit-16.1.34-e45-macos_64.zip 531M 079970edbb04e124037a67e013032e6a
The previous stable release can be found here.

For single user installations in a user location:

  • Step 1: Unzip the distribution (unzip dvt_kit-*.zip). A folder dvt_eclipse will be created
  • Step 2: Set DVT_HOME system variable to point to the extracted dvt_eclipse directory
  • Step 3: Optionally install additional plugins using dvt_kit_installer.sh (Linux) or dvt_kit_installer.bat (Windows)
  • Step 4: DVT will not work without setting the license to a valid license
    Set DVT_LICENSE_FILE to point to right license file or server
    If you are using a FlexLM license, set DVT_LICENSE_FILE=FLEXLM and DVTLMD_LICENSE_FILE or LM_LICENSE_FILE to point to the FlexLM server or license file
    For more information about the FlexLM license and server please contact: support@amiq.com
  • Step 5: Go to dvt_eclipse/bin folder and run dvt.sh (Linux) or dvt.bat (Windows)

For shared installations in a common network file system location:

  • Step 1: Log in with the user that has write permission in the directory where DVT is installed
  • Step 2: Unzip the distribution (unzip dvt_kit-*.zip). A folder dvt_eclipse will be created
  • Step 3: Set DVT_HOME system variable to point to the extracted dvt_eclipse directory
  • Step 4: Optionally install additional plugins using dvt_kit_installer.sh (Linux) or dvt_kit_installer.bat (Windows)
  • Step 5: Remove write permission for other users using (Linux): chmod -R go-w dvt_eclipse
  • Step 6: Log off the user with write access
  • Step 7: DVT will not work without setting the license to a valid license
    Set DVT_LICENSE_FILE to point to right license file or server
    If you are using a FlexLM license, set DVT_LICENSE_FILE=FLEXLM and DVTLMD_LICENSE_FILE or LM_LICENSE_FILE to point to the FlexLM server or license file
    For more information about the FlexLM license and server please contact: support@amiq.com
  • Step 8: Go to dvt_eclipse/bin folder and run dvt.sh (Linux) or dvt.bat (Windows)