Is it possible to use habpanel in the Eclipse ide

I would like to run habpanel from within the ide. I copied the habpanel code from the org.openhab.ui.habpanel github repo into my Eclipse workspace and then did an Eclipse import. But, when openhab is started habpanel doesn’t come up as an available UI. And, when entering http://{url}:8080/habpanel/index.html nothing is available. Can someone advise me how to get habpanel running.

I just discovered what else I had to do… In the runtime configurations I needed to select the Plugins tab and then select the workspace -> habpanel item. Now habpanel runs. Maybe there is a better way to do this?