Hosam Aly Hosam Aly - 3 months ago 3
Java Question

How do I configure JUnit's Source in Eclipse?

I am using Eclipse Galileo for Java EE, and I want to configure JUnit to show me the source code when I try to navigate to its methods. I've tried attaching source to the JUnit library, but the library definition is not editable. I cannot even find where to configure the JUnit library in the preferences.

When I open the Add Library window and choose JUnit, I see a dialog where I can choose the JUnit version, but it shows that Source Location is "not found".

How can I configure Eclipse to find JUnit's source?


I downloaded the Eclipse SDK and checked the differences, and I finally got it to work.

  1. Download this JAR into your eclipse/plugins directory.

  2. Edit the file source.info in your eclipse/configuration/org.eclipse.equinox.source directory, and add the following line:


  3. Open the file artifacts.xml in your eclipse directory, and add the following fragment:

    <artifact classifier='osgi.bundle' id='org.junit4.source' version='4.5.0.v20090423'>
      <properties size='2'>
        <property name='artifact.size' value='128389'/>
        <property name='download.size' value='128389'/>
  4. If Eclipse is already open, you'll need to restart it for the changes to be detected.

Note: For Eclipse 3.6 (Helios), you should use the updated JAR(s). See the comments by @Supressingfire and @Milo.

Note: on Eclipse 3.6(Helios), step 3 (artifacts.xml) is not necessary.
Tested on Ubuntu Eclipse 3.6:
Version: Helios Service Release 2
Build id: 20110218-0911