Since v6.4 OpenXava includes OpenXava Studio, so you don't need an
additional IDE to work with OpenXava. OpenXava Studio is based on Eclipse
but is lighter and more beautiful. Moreover, you can install any Eclipse
plugin you need on top of OpenXava Studio and change or customize the
visual theme, to have a light theme or color icons, for example. Anyways,
if you prefer to work with your own Eclipse you can.
Open your own Eclipse and choose File
> Switch Workspace > Other... There select the workspace
included with OpenXava:
your Eclipse version is not the exact one used by OpenXava Studio,
Eclipse will say you that the workspace is older or newer, don't worry
just accept. Eclipse does a good work migrating workspace versions.
You can use from a Eclipse Neon to the very last Eclipse version
without any problem. Indeed, the instructions of Getting Started guide
should work with your own version of Eclipse.
OpenXava projects are WTP
projects, so if you use Eclipse IDE for Enterprise Java Developers, you
can add a Tomcat server in the Servers tab and add your OpenXava
applications to it.