Java has always been a great choice for developers because of its high demand in the software industry. In the past, we have put together a list of the 10 Best Java IDEs for Linux. It included many popular Java IDEs and one of those is Eclipse.
Eclipse is the most popular IDE(Integrated Development Environment). It is designed for Java so it has a ton of features for the rapid development of Java applications.
In this article, we will know how to install Eclipse in Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution.
How to install Eclipse in Ubuntu?
For most Linux distributions, the Eclipse installer should be available in the distros’ default repositories. So you can simply open up the software center and search ‘Eclipse’ and you should have it to install.
For example, I have installed Zorin OS 15.1. To install Eclipse on Zorin OS, open Software and search Eclipse. Zorin is based on Ubuntu so any other distro based on Ubuntu LTS release has Eclipse in the default repository.
Hit the install button and the software center will install Eclipse IDE with all the dependencies. Now open the eclipse from the application menu.
If your Linux distro does not have software center, you can use Synaptic or apt to install Eclipse.
If you are using Linux distro based on Fedora or Arch, then you can use default package manager to install Eclipse. For example, Fedora uses dnf package manager or CentOS uses yum or Arch uses pacman.
Install Eclipse from source code
It is also possible that your Linux distribution’s repo does not have Eclipse installer. No problem! We can download the .tar file from Java website and install Eclipse IDE easily.
Download Eclipse IDE
It will download the Eclipse IDE installer for your computer. It is a compressed tar file.
Now extract the compressed file. And right-click the eclipse-inst file and click run.
The installer will start and has a few options. We need to install Eclipse IDE for Java developers. So click the first option ‘Eclipse IDE for Java Developers’.
Select the directory where you want to install Java VM and Eclipse. You can leave these fields as default. Remember the installation folder, this is where Eclipse will be installed and will need to be started from each time you want to open Eclipse IDE.
Next, accept the certificates to continue the installation.
Accept the terms & conditions.
And that’s about it. Eclipse IDE has successfully installed on your Linux system. Now click the ‘Launch‘ button or go to the installation folder and click ‘Eclipse‘ to fire eclipse.
Finally, you can Launch Eclipse IDE and start writing Java code. If you have any trouble with any of the above steps, please let me know in the comment section below.