You can install HDT using the Eclipse plugin install process.
- Select 'Install New Software' option on the Eclipse Help menu.
- Click Add to provide details of the update.
- Download the zipped update site(Binary) and add the location of the archive. The plugin will be shown after select 'Only local sites'.
The default permgem size may not be sufficient for the plugin to load as it loads binaries of multiple hadoop clients. Thus increase the size of permgen to 128M atleast by using steps in the following wiki : http://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_How_do_I_increase_the_permgen_size_available_to_Eclipse%3F
Apache Hadoop Development Tools is an effort undergoing incubation at The Apache Software Foundation(ASF) sponsored by the Apache Incubator PMC.Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF.