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The Spring Tool Suite is an Eclipse-based development environment that is customized for developing Spring applications. It provides a ready-to-use environment to implement, debug, run, and deploy your Spring applications, including integrations for Pivotal tc Server, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Git, Maven, AspectJ, and comes on top of the latest Eclipse releases.

### Bugs and Features:

Create an issue or comment to an existing one -

To install STS (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install springtoolsuite --version 3.7.3

To upgrade STS (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade springtoolsuite --version 3.7.3


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
    $packageName= 'SpringToolSuite' # arbitrary name for the package, used in messages
    $packageVersion = '3.7.3'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = "$packageVersion.RELEASE/dist/e4.6/spring-tool-suite-$"
    $url64      = "$packageVersion.RELEASE/dist/e4.6/spring-tool-suite-$"
    $global:installLocation = "C:\tools\SpringToolSuite\v$packageVersion"
    $checksum64     = "58866072800a185168b1827963660f7d8eb134b5"
    Write-Host "$toolsDir"
    Write-Host "$(Split-Path -Leaf $url64)"
    if(!$PSScriptRoot){ $PSScriptRoot = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path -Parent }
    . "$PSScriptRoot\UtilFunctions.ps1"
    Install-ZipPackage $packageName $url $global:installLocation $url64 -specificFolder "sts-bundle\sts-$packageVersion.RELEASE\*" -checksum64 "$checksum64" -checksumType64 "sha1"
    $finalLocation = $(Join-Path $global:installLocation "STS")
    Move-Item $(Join-Path $global:installLocation "sts-bundle\sts-$packageVersion.RELEASE") $finalLocation -Force
    Remove-Item $(Join-Path $global:installLocation "sts-bundle") -Force -Recurse
    WriteInstalledFiles $global:installLocation
    $stsExecutable = $(Join-Path $finalLocation "STS.exe")
    Install-ChocolateyDesktopLink "$stsExecutable"
    Install-ChocolateyPinnedTaskBarItem "$stsExecutable"
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'STS'
    if(!$PSScriptRoot){ $PSScriptRoot = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path -Parent }
    . "$PSScriptRoot\UtilFunctions.ps1"
    Uninstall-ZipPackage "$packageName"
    Uninstall-DesktopLinkAndPinnedTaskBarItem "$packageName"
    Uninstall-DesktopLinkAndPinnedTaskBarItem "$packageName"
  • tools\ Show
    ## Summary
    How do I create packages? See
    If you are submitting packages to the community feed (
    always try to ensure you have read, understood and adhere to the create
    packages wiki link above.
    ## Automatic Packages?
    Consider making this package an automatic package, for the best 
    maintainability over time. Read up at
    ## Shim Generation
    Any executables you include in the package or download (but don't call 
    install against using the built-in functions) will be automatically shimmed.
    This means those executables will automatically be included on the path.
    Shim generation runs whether the package is self-contained or uses automation 
    By default, these are considered console applications. 
    If the application is a GUI, you should create an empty file next to the exe 
    named 'name.exe.gui' e.g. 'bob.exe' would need a file named 'bob.exe.gui'.
    If you want to ignore the executable, create an empty file next to the exe 
    named 'name.exe.ignore' e.g. 'bob.exe' would need a file named 
    ## Self-Contained? 
    If you have a self-contained package, you can remove the automation scripts 
    entirely and just include the executables, they will automatically get shimmed, 
    which puts them on the path. Ensure you have the legal right to distribute 
    the application though. See 
    You should read up on the Shim Generation section to familiarize yourself 
    on what to do with GUI applications and/or ignoring shims.
    ## Automation Scripts
    You have a powerful use of Chocolatey, as you are using PowerShell. So you
    can do just about anything you need. Choco has some very handy built-in 
    functions that you can use, these are sometimes called the helpers.
    ### Built-In Functions
    A note about a couple:
    * Get-BinRoot - this is a horribly named function that doesn't do what new folks think it does. It gets you the 'tools' root, which by default is set to 'c:\tools', not the chocolateyInstall bin folder. 
    * Install-BinFile - used for non-exe files - executables are automatically shimmed...
    * Uninstall-BinFile - used for non-exe files - executables are automatically shimmed
    ### Getting package specific information
    Use the package parameters pattern - see
    ### Need to mount an ISO?
    ### Environment Variables
    Chocolatey makes a number of environment variables available (You can access any of these with $env:TheVariableNameBelow):
     * TEMP = Overridden to the CacheLocation, but may be the same as the original TEMP folder
     * ChocolateyInstall = Top level folder where Chocolatey is installed
     * chocolateyPackageName = The name of the package, equivalent to the id in the nuspec (0.9.9+)
     * chocolateyPackageVersion = The version of the package, equivalent to the version in the nuspec (0.9.9+)
     * chocolateyPackageFolder = The top level location of the package folder
    #### Advanced Environment Variables
    The following are more advanced settings:
     * chocolateyPackageParameters = (
     * CHOCOLATEY_VERSION = The version of Choco you normally see. Use if you are 'lighting' things up based on choco version. (0.9.9+)
        - Otherwise take a dependency on the specific version you need. 
     * chocolateyForceX86 = If available and set to 'true', then user has requested 32bit version. (0.9.9+)
        - Automatically handled in built in Choco functions. 
     * OS_PLATFORM = Like Windows, OSX, Linux. (0.9.9+)
     * OS_VERSION = The version of OS, like 6.1 something something for Windows. (0.9.9+)
     * OS_NAME = The reported name of the OS. (0.9.9+)
     * IS_PROCESSELEVATED = Is the process elevated? (0.9.9+)
    #### Experimental Environment Variables
    The following are experimental or use not recommended:
     * OS_IS64BIT = This may not return correctly - it may depend on the process the app is running under (0.9.9+)
     * CHOCOLATEY_VERSION_PRODUCT = the version of Choco that may match CHOCOLATEY_VERSION but may be different (0.9.9+)
        - it's based on git describe
     * IS_ADMIN = Is the user an administrator? But doesn't tell you if the process is elevated. (0.9.9+)
     * chocolateyInstallOverride = Not for use in package automation scripts. (0.9.9+)
     * chocolateyInstallArguments = the installer arguments meant for the native installer. You should use chocolateyPackageParameters intead. (0.9.9+)
  • tools\UtilFunctions.ps1 Show
    function Parse-Parameters {
    	$arguments = @{};
    	$packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters;
    	if($packageParameters) {
    		Write-Host "PackageParameters: $packageParameters"
    		$MATCH_PATTERN = "/([a-zA-Z]+)=(.*)"
    		$VALUE_INDEX = 2
    		if($packageParameters -match $MATCH_PATTERN){
    			$results = $packageParameters | Select-String $MATCH_PATTERN -AllMatches 
    			$results.matches | % { 
    		} else {
    			Write-Host "Default packageParameters will be used"
    		if($arguments.ContainsKey("InstallLocation")) {
    			$global:installLocation = $arguments["InstallLocation"];
    			Write-Host "Value variable installLocation changed to $global:installLocation"
    		} else {
    			Write-Host "Default InstallLocation will be used"
    	} else {
    		Write-Host "Package parameters will not be overwritten"
    function Uninstall-ZipPackage {
      [string] $packageName
    	if(!$packageName) {
    		Write-ChocolateyFailure "Uninstall-ZipPackage" "Missing PackageName input parameter."
    	ChildItem "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\${packageName}" -Recurse -Filter "${packageName}" | 
    	ForEach-Object{ $installLocation = (Get-Content $_.FullName | Select-Object -First 1);
    		if (("$installLocation" -match "${packageName}|apache-tomcat") -and (Test-Path -Path "$installLocation")) {
    			Write-Host "Uninstalling by removing directory $installLocation";
    			Remove-Item -Recurse -Force "$installLocation"
    		} else {
    			Write-ChocolateyFailure "Uninstall-ZipPackage" "Unable to delete directory: $installLocation"
    function Uninstall-DesktopLinkAndPinnedTaskBarItem {
    	[string] $packageName
    	$pinnedLink="${env:USERPROFILE}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\${packageName}.lnk"
    	if(!$packageName) {
    		throw "Missing PackageName input parameter."
    	If (Test-Path "$desktopLink") {
    		Remove-Item $desktopLink
    		'desktoplink removed'
    	If (Test-Path "$pinnedLink") {
    		Remove-Item $pinnedLink
    		'pinnedlink removed'
    # Issue
    function Get-Unzip {
    Unzips an archive and returns the location for further processing.
    Unzips an archive using the 7za command line tool.
    .PARAMETER FileFullPath
    The full path to your archive.
    .PARAMETER Destination
    A directory where you would like the unzipped files to end up.
    .PARAMETER SpecificFolder
    OPTIONAL - A specific directory or glob pattern within the archive to extract.
    .PARAMETER PackageName
    OPTIONAL - This will faciliate logging unzip activity for subsequent uninstall.
    $scriptPath = (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip "c:\" $scriptPath somedirinzip\somedirinzip
    Returns the passed in $destination.
    This helper reduces the number of lines one would have to write to unzip a file to 1 line.
    There is no error handling built into this method.
      [string] $fileFullPath,
      [string] $destination,
      [string] $specificFolder,
      [string] $packageName
      Write-Debug "Running 'Get-ChocolateyUnzip' with fileFullPath:'$fileFullPath', destination:'$destination'";
      if ($packageName) {
        if (!(Test-Path -path $packagelibPath)) {
          New-Item $packagelibPath -type directory
        $zipFilename=split-path $fileFullPath -Leaf
        $zipExtractLogFullPath=join-path $packagelibPath $zipFilename`.txt
      Write-Host "Extracting $fileFullPath to $destination..."
      if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($destination)) {[System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($destination)}
      # On first install, env:ChocolateyInstall might be null still - join-path has issues
      $7zip = Join-Path "$env:SystemDrive" 'chocolatey\tools\7za.exe'
      if ($env:ChocolateyInstall){
        $7zip = Join-Path "$env:ChocolateyInstall" 'tools\7za.exe'
      if ($zipExtractLogFullPath) {
        $unzipOps = "Start-Process `"$7zip`" -ArgumentList `"x `"`"$fileFullPath`"`" -o`"`"$destination`"`" `"`"$specificFolder`"`" -y`" -Wait -Windowstyle Hidden"
        $scriptBlock = [scriptblock]::create($unzipOps)
        Write-FileUpdateLog $zipExtractLogFullPath $destination $scriptBlock
      } else {
        Start-Process "$7zip" -ArgumentList "x `"$fileFullPath`" -o`"$destination`" `"$specificFolder`" -y" -Wait -WindowStyle Hidden
      return $destination
    # Copyright 2011 - Present RealDimensions Software, LLC & original authors/contributors from
    # Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
    # you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
    # You may obtain a copy of the License at
    # Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
    # distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
    # WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
    # See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
    # limitations under the License.
    function Install-ZipPackage {
    Downloads and unzips a package
    This will download a file from a url and unzip it on your machine.
    .PARAMETER PackageName
    The name of the package we want to download - this is arbitrary, call it whatever you want.
    It's recommended you call it the same as your nuget package id.
    This is the url to download the file from.
    .PARAMETER Url64bit
    OPTIONAL - If there is an x64 installer to download, please include it here. If not, delete this parameter
    .PARAMETER UnzipLocation
    This is a location to unzip the contents to, most likely your script folder.
    .PARAMETER Checksum
    OPTIONAL (Right now) - This allows a checksum to be validated for files that are not local
    .PARAMETER Checksum64
    OPTIONAL (Right now) - This allows a checksum to be validated for files that are not local
    .PARAMETER ChecksumType
    OPTIONAL (Right now) - 'md5', 'sha1', 'sha256' or 'sha512' - defaults to 'md5'
    .PARAMETER ChecksumType64
    OPTIONAL (Right now) - 'md5', 'sha1', 'sha256' or 'sha512' - defaults to ChecksumType
    .PARAMETER options
    OPTIONAL - Specify custom headers
      $options =
        Headers = @{
          Accept = 'text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8';
          'Accept-Charset' = 'ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.3';
          'Accept-Language' = 'en-GB,en-US;q=0.8,en;q=0.6';
          Cookie = '[email protected]';
          Referer = '';
      Get-ChocolateyWebFile 'ghostdoc' '' -options $options
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage '__NAME__' 'URL' "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    This helper reduces the number of lines one would have to write to download and unzip a file to 1 line.
    This method has error handling built into it.
      [string] $packageName,
      [string] $url,
      [string] $unzipLocation,
      [alias("url64")][string] $url64bit = '',
      [string] $specificFolder ="",
      [string] $checksum = '',
      [string] $checksumType = '',
      [string] $checksum64 = '',
      [string] $checksumType64 = '',
      [hashtable] $options = @{[email protected]{}}
      Write-Debug "Running 'Install-ChocolateyZipPackage' for $packageName with url:`'$url`', unzipLocation: `'$unzipLocation`', url64bit: `'$url64bit`', specificFolder: `'$specificFolder`', checksum: `'$checksum`', checksumType: `'$checksumType`', checksum64: `'$checksum64`', checksumType64: `'$checksumType64`' ";
      $fileType = 'zip'
      $chocTempDir = Join-Path $env:TEMP "chocolatey"
      $tempDir = Join-Path $chocTempDir "$packageName"
      if ($env:packageVersion -ne $null) {$tempDir = Join-Path $tempDir "$env:packageVersion"; }
      if (![System.IO.Directory]::Exists($tempDir)) {[System.IO.Directory]::CreateDirectory($tempDir) | Out-Null}
      $file = Join-Path $tempDir "$($packageName)Install.$fileType"
      Get-ChocolateyWebFile $packageName $file $url $url64bit -checkSum $checkSum -checksumType $checksumType -checkSum64 $checkSum64 -checksumType64 $checksumType64 -options $options
      Get-Unzip "$file" $unzipLocation $specificFolder $packageName
    function GetFiles($path = $pwd, [string[]]$exclude) 
        foreach ($item in Get-ChildItem $path)
            if ($exclude | Where {$item -like $_}) { continue }
            if (Test-Path $item.FullName -PathType Container) 
                GetFiles $item.FullName $exclude
    function WriteInstalledFiles($path) {
    	$fileType = 'zip'
    	$chocTempDir = Join-Path $env:TEMP "chocolatey"
    	$tempDir = Join-Path $chocTempDir "$packageName"
    	if ($env:packageVersion -ne $null) {$tempDir = Join-Path $tempDir "$env:packageVersion"; }
    	$file = Join-Path $tempDir "$($packageName)Install.$fileType"
        if (!(Test-Path -path $packagelibPath)) {
          New-Item $packagelibPath -type directory
        $zipFilename=split-path $file -Leaf
        $zipExtractLogFullPath=join-path $packagelibPath $zipFilename`.txt
        #$scriptBlock = [scriptblock]::create("GetFiles $finalLocation")
        #Write-FileUpdateLog $zipExtractLogFullPath $path $scriptBlock
        if (Test-Path -path $zipExtractLogFullPath) {
          Remove-Item $zipExtractLogFullPath -Force
        GetFiles $Path | Add-Content $zipExtractLogFullPath

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Rubén Bresler


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Spring Tool Suite 3.9.5 3178 Monday, July 16, 2018 approved
STS (Install) 3.7.3 1998 Thursday, March 31, 2016 approved

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