Please be aware that process itself is long, so you need to leave it for a while so all downloads are completed. Also once IDE is launched you will notice that there is still something going on. This is due the fact that there is a source checkout and then import to development environment. IDE will be restarted once or twice before you will get everything in place.
In your case it seems that process did not complete or failed due to some mysterious reason.
What are you planning to do? It seems you have ticked all checkboxes, which means it will take a long time to download everything, and a long time for eclipse to build everything and I doubt you need it did you read the documentation?
It’s probably still running and if so I suggest to kill eclipse, reinstall and only select openHAB Development and clone the repo you need (openHAB-addons I presume) and import only the project you need.
@CDriver, same happened to me the 1st time I’ve created a binding with the skeleton script from a Windows 10 machine. Adding <module>org.openhab.binding.mybinding</module> to openhab-addons/bundles/pom.xml worked for me.
@hilbrand, I had to reinstall Eclipse IDE from scratch, followed again the updated doc and selected both projects - Development and Add-ons. Conversely from the 1st time now, after the build phase, I always end up with an empty OH Add-ons folder:
That unfortunately adds more confusion to my already struggling head. Reading through the comments just adds to my confusion.
I just wanted to try and create a binding and try contribute in a small way to the awesome job you guys are doing. I wanted to create the UK National Rail binding and add to the persistence - countSince (I found the code, looks straight forward enough)
Having spent a good number of hours reading documentation chasing my tail only to find out it’s wrong documentation again another thing and again another thing, is a bit depressing to say the least.
I don’t know how I can help any more. Following the documentation, as a noob, I cannot help in pointing out what is right and what is wrong.
Thanks though for your help. I’ll keep an eye on things and try again when it looks like it might be a smoother ride.
If you are familiar with VS studio - you may want to give the VSCode environment a shot. A ton easier to setup than eclipse. I’ve been using it constantly for about 6ish months now and it’s pretty good…
Facing the same issue (on Windows 10). Different versions of Eclipse. Multiple retries with clearing .p2 and .m2 .
Did you find a solution for the empty OH Add-Ons folder? @hilbrand Is there a solution?
Not sure if anyone is still struggling with this, but I discovered that the addons did download even though the folder was showing empty in Eclipse.
My solution was to Import the folder from my harddrive and it appears to be working (only limited testing carried out!!!)
I hope this helps.