Install From Distribution

Latest DVT version is 16.1.36 (10 February 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-16.1.36-e45-linux_32.zip 562M 59c9bcb3b12c8929f08540c2e70272d3
Linux 64 dvt_kit-16.1.36-e45-linux_64.zip 562M 608ed1400fbb5f66b9d504001d889467
Windows 32 dvt_kit-16.1.36-e45-win_32.zip 545M 7166edc9ff6056c2651ac36ddf1d6a30
Windows 64 dvt_kit-16.1.36-e45-win_64.zip 549M 7a3f290ad92276a7e21073c3c8828ee0
MacOS 64 dvt_kit-16.1.36-e45-macos_64.zip 531M 3fbea9b9e45ee2f92a52fba2a5d6518c
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)