Use Eclipse with the JBoss Tools plugin instead of JBoss Developer Studio? It can get somewhat tricky to get the right version of the tools plugin to work with the compatible version of Eclipse and the correct version of JSF components, etc.
JBoss Dev Studio is a branded version of a Eclipse packed with the right version of JBoss Tools. The dev studio is usually bundled with a developer subscription from RedHat for $99. (I’ve been told, however, by Max Rydahl Andersen a JBoss employee who is also one of the developers of JBoss tools and the developer studio that the JBoss Developer Studio IDE itself is actually free without the JBoss commercial runtimes – i.e. JBoss EAP).
If you stick with Eclipse IDE with the JBoss tools plugin, I came up with the following matrix of the set of tools showing the coupling of compatible versions.
JBoss Tools Compatibility Matrix
|Eclipse||JBoss Tools||JBDS||JBoss EAP||JBoss AS (Community)||Seam||JSF||RichFaces|
|3.6 / Helios||3.2||3.0.0||4.3,5.0,5.1||5.1, 5.0, 4.2, 4.0, 3.2||2.2, 2.1, 2.0, 1.2||2.0 (in VPE), 1.2, 1.1||3.3.x|
|3.5/Galileo||3.1.0||3.0.0||4.3, 5.0||5.1, 5.0, 4.2, 4.0, 3.2||2.2, 2.1, 2.0, 1.2||2.0 (in VPE), 1.2, 1.1||3.3.x|
|3.4.2/Ganymede||3.0.x||2.1.0||4.3, 5.0||5.0, 4.2, 4.0, 3.2||2.2, 2.1, 2.0, 1.2||1.2, 1.1||3.3.1|
|3.3.2/Europa||2.1.2||1.1.0||4.3||5.0, 4.2, 4.0, 3.2||2.0, 1.2||1.2, 1.1||3.3.0|
|22.214.171.124/Europa||2.0.1||1.0.0||4.2||4.2, 4.0, 3.2||2.0, 1.2||1.2, 1.1||3.1.0|