The jSparrow Eclipse plugin has to be installed via Eclipse Marketplace.


  • Internet connection
  • Required Eclipse version: Eclipse Neon or later (4.6.0+)

jSparrow installation via Eclipse Marketplace

jSparrow can simply be installed by dragging this Button to your running Eclipse Workspace.

Drag to your running Eclipse* workspace. *Requires Eclipse Marketplace Client

Alternatively, follow these steps to install jSparrow:

Current Eclipse Marketplace Problems

Due to problems on the Eclipse Marketplace, the installation via the Eclipse Marketplace does not work currently. Please use the Install Button or install jSparrow manually.

  1. Go to “Help” -> “Eclipse Marketplace…”

Opening the Eclipse Marketplace

  1. Search for "jsparrow" and click install

Installing jSparrow

  1. Restart Eclipse after clicking through the installation process

Manual jSparrow Installation

  1. Go to "Help" -> "Install New Software..."

Help Context Menu

  1. Enter the jSparrow update site into the "Work With:" field, press "Enter"

Install Dialog

  1. Select "Photon" for Eclipse Photon and newer or "Neon and Oxygen" for Eclipse Neon or Eclipse Oxygen

  2. Press "Next" twice

  3. Select "I accept the terms of the license agreement" and click "Finish"

  4. Wait for the "Certificates" Dialog to show, check "Splendit IT Consulting GmbH" and click "Accept selected"

Certificates Dialog

  1. When prompted, please restart Eclipse