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GWT Installation

System Requirements: GWT is based on Java thus we have to install JDK. JDK should be of version 1.6 or higher on your system.

JDK 1.6 or above
MEMORY No minimum requirement.
DISK SPACE No minimum requirement.
OPERATING SYSTEM No minimum requirement.

Install JDK

Step 1: Download JDK

  1. Download JDK from
  2. Under "Java Platform, Standard Edition" Click the "JDK Download" button of latest version.
  3. Check "Accept License Agreement".
  4. Choose the JDK for your operating system, e.g., "Windows x64" (for 64-bit Windows OS) or "Windows x86"

Step 2: Install JDK and JRE

Run installer which installs both the JDK and JRE. By default, the JDK will be installed in directory "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_xx" and JRE in "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_xx".

Check the JDK installed directory using File Explorer and note down its version that would be require in next step.

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Step 3: Set the PATH

  1. Launch "Control Panel" ⇒ System ⇒ Click "Advanced system settings" on the left pane.
  2. Go to "Advanced" tab ⇒ Push "Environment Variables" button.
  3. Under "System Variables" (the bottom pane), scroll down to select "Path" ⇒ Click "Edit..."

(CAUTION: Do next steps very carefully as there is no undo don?t push "Apply" or "OK" until you are 101% sure.)

In variable value insert your JDK path in front of all existing directories it would look like "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_xx\bin" (replace xx with your installation number)

Variable name: PATH

Variable value: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_xx\bin;[exiting entries...]

Step 4: Verify the JDK Installation

Write following below process on CMD shell

Write the following commands to verify:

Write the following commands to verify that JDK/JRE:

Install Eclipse

1) Download Eclipse IDE from

2) Install Eclipse and unpack binary distribution to convenient folder.

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Install GWT SDK and PLUGINS for Eclipse

1) Download GWT SDK from and unzip it.

2) Download Google plugin for Eclipse (mars) from and install.

After successful installation it should look like this:

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Setup Apache

Download latest version of Apache from and run the Apache which would be running on Port: 8080 by default

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