Eclipse Checkstyle Plugin 5.0.0 final released

Dear Checkstyle community,

the eclipse-cs project is relieved to announce the release of the Eclipse Checkstyle Plugin 5.0.0 final.
After several months in beta no new bugs have been filed since beta4, so this version is assumed to be sufficiently stable.

The software can be grabbed from the eclipse-cs update site:
A packaged update site zip can be downloaded here:

Please refer to the installation instructions:

Please note that this version involved a great deal of refactoring, among other changes all classes have been relocated to different java packages.
This means that your project configuration in Eclipse will have to be adapted.
Luckily, this release contains an optional migration plugin which automates that task.

The migration plugin does not, however, migrate your Checkstyle configuration files to be compatible to Checkstyle 5.0, that will require some manual work.
Please read here about changes in Checkstyle 5.0:

What else is to note about this release:
- Integrates Checkstyle 5.0 (yawn, Captain Obvious)
- Working with Eclipse 3.2.x-3.5.x (support for Eclipse 3.0/3.1 dropped, please check out older plugin versions)
- Support for Checkstyle 5.0 custom messages (see here: )
- Experimental, optional m2eclipse->eclipse-cs synchronisation, allowing the eclipse-cs plugin project configuration to be automatically derived from the Maven Checkstyle settings in the project POM (Thanks to Nicolas De Loof)
- Changed how custom Checkstyle extensions are to be integrated with eclipse-cs. Existing extension fragments for 4.4.x plugin version need to be adapted (
- Dropped german and french translations until a clean and workable solution for providing language packs is worked out

Please read here for further details:

Thanks to the Checkstyle team for their continued great work.

Best regards,
Lars Ködderitzsch

Posted by Lars Koedderitzsch 2009-06-29