Chapter 5. Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio

Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio is the JBoss Integrated Development Environment (IDE) based on Eclipse. Get the latest JBoss Developer Studio from the Red Hat customer support portal at JBoss Developer Studio provides plug-ins with tools and interfaces for Red Hat JBoss BRMS and Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite. These plugins are based on the community version of these products. So, the JBoss BRMS plug-in is called the Drools plug-in and the JBoss BPM Suite plug-in is called the jBPM plug-in.
Refer to the Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio documentation for installation and set-up instructions.


Due to an issue in the way multi-byte rule names are handled, you must ensure that the instance of JBoss Developer Studio is started with the file encoding set to UTF-8. You can do this by editing the $JBDS_HOME/studio/jbdevstudio.ini file and adding the following property: "-Dfile.encoding=UTF-8"

5.1. Installing the JBoss Developer Studio Plug-ins

The Drools plug-ins for JBoss Developer Studio are available via the update site.

Procedure 5.1. Install the Drools JBoss Developer Studio Plug-in

  1. Start JBoss Developer Studio.
  2. Select HelpInstall New Software.
  3. Click Add to enter the Add Repository menu.
  4. Give the software site a name next to Name field and add the following url in the Location field:
  5. Click OK.
  6. Select the JBoss Business Process and Rule Development feature from the available options and click Next and then Next again.
  7. Read the license and accept it by selecting the appropriate radio button, and click Finish.
  8. After installation of the plug-ins has completed, restart JBoss Developer Studio.