Eclipse is a well known Integrated Development Environment. It is used by developers all around the world to code their application, it is primarily developed in Java, but programmers can use it to code their applications in various languages like C/C++, COBOL, Fortran, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails etc. It is a cross platform application and runs fine on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS.
How to Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu
Installing Eclipse on
For Java 7
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk
or for Install Java 8 Click links
It might take some moments to download and install java, once the installation is complete, download Eclipse according to your operating system architecture, i.e. 32 bit or 64 bit.
run below commands one by one:
32Bit Operating Systems
$ cd Downloads $ tar –xvf eclipse-jee-neon-R-linux-gtk.tar.gz $ sudo mv eclipse /opt sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop
64Bit Operating Systems
$ cd Downloads $ tar –xvf eclipse-jee-neon-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz $ sudo mv eclipse /opt sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop
It will launch an empty file, copy and paste the followings into this empty file, as shown in following.
[Desktop Entry] Name=Eclipse Type=Application Exec=/opt/eclipse/eclipse Terminal=false Icon=/opt/eclipse/icon.xpm Comment=Integrated Development Environment NoDisplay=false Categories=Development;IDE; Name[en]=eclipse.desktop
Save the file, and now run following command on
$ sudo desktop-file-install /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop
As last step of the install, go to /usr/local/bin and create eclipse symlink, following two commands should take care of this:
$ cd /usr/local/bin $ sudo ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse
Eclipse has been installed successfully, launch it from Applications menu.
It will ask you to specify workspace when loaded, once done, main page will be loaded.
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