I just simply followed install guide http://docs.jboss.com/jbosside/install/build/en/html/installation.html
to install JBoss IDE 1.6 GA from Eclipse. And I know that if I need to run 1.6 version with Eclipse 3.2, I need a patch http://jira.jboss.com/jira/browse/JBIDE-295.
Now I am trying to create an application following JBoss Eclipse IDE Tutorial. Have you done this before? Is it the way to create an EJB3 application?
I just got done through this tutorial: http://www.j3ltd.com/articles/shoestring/introduction.htm
I used jboss 4.04 with ejb3 option, and JBossIDE for Eclipse 2.0.0.Beta2.
It's a great article for someone starting out with JBoss + EJB3 + Eclipse. Though be careful of typos in the article -- use the source code you can download for the article, don't cut & paste from the article text itself.
On a tangential note, the only place I really got stuck on was deployment problems in JBoss where you get class cast exceptions after jndi lookups of EJBs. I think this is a common problem with JBoss, or maybe containers in general -- you have multiple versions of supposedly the same class and multiple ways the containers can load those classes. At any rate, I found I needed to undeploy the war/ejb3/ear/etc files, then redeploy (restarting JBoss doesn't help).