Follow these instructions for developing and running an Adapter Set using Eclipse:

  1. Create a new Java Project
  2. Add the ls-bootstrap.jar and ls-adapter-interface.jar files taken from <lightstreamer_install_dir>/lib to the Build Path
  3. Develop the custom Adapter Set (see docs)
  4. Create a new folder into <lightstreamer_install_dir>/adapters, for example my_adapter
  5. Create the adapters.xml file into <lightstreamer_install_dir>/adapters/my_adapter folder, in which you specify the class names for your Metadata and Data Adapters (see inline documentation under <lightstreamer_install_dir>/DOCS-SDKs/sdk_adapter_java_inprocess/doc/adapter_conf_template/adapters.xml file)
  6. If the Adapter leans on any external libraries, add them to the Build Path as well (in the final deployment you will have to put them under <lightstreamer_install_dir>/adapters/my_adapter/lib)
  7. From the newly created Java Project, create a new run configuration (right click -> Run Configurations...), with the following settings:
    • Main class: com.lightstreamer.LS
    • Program Arguments: conf/lightstreamer_conf.xml
    • Working Directory: ${LS_HOME}
    • VM Arguments:

    where LS_HOME is a new variable defined in the run configuration (through the Variables.. button), whose value is the absolute path of the Lightstreamer Server installation directory (<lightstreamer_install_dir>).
    Configure the -Xmx value as per your requirement.
    In addition, pay attention to the path separator, which has to be replaced by ":" in case of unix-like machines.

After that, save the configuration (click on Apply button) and run it to execute the customer
Adapter Set inside the Lightstreamer Server instance. For debugging, simply launch the configuration through the Debug button.