Note : Since Mars release, Eclipse community providing Eclipse Installer, It’s efficient way to install Eclipse and proper installer too. So no need to download and extract the zip files, with a self extracting. Still the zip packages are available for manual installation.
[Checking JAVA Version] # java -version java version "1.7.0_95" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.6.4) (7u95-2.6.4-0ubuntu0.15.10.1) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.95-b01, mixed mode)
2) Download & Launch Eclipse installer
Visit Eclipse download page and choose nearest mirror based on your country and download the Eclipse installer archive.
# wget http://mirrors.neusoft.edu.cn/eclipse/oomph/epp/mars/R2/eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz # tar -zxvf eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz # cd eclipse-installer # ./eclipse-inst
3) Select the package to install
The new Eclipse Installer shows the packages available to Eclipse users. You can search for the package you want to install or scroll through the list. Select and click on the package you want to install.
4) Select your installation folder
By default Eclipse will be installed user home directory. If you want to install specific location mention it according that. Select the ‘Install’ button to begin the installation.
Installation under process.
Accept Eclipse License.
Trust Eclipse Certificates.
5) Launch Eclipse
Once the installation is complete you can now launch Eclipse by clicking Launch button.
Create a Workspace and choose the location. By default it will take user home directory.
Eclipse Welcome page.
To check Eclipse Version Help >> About Eclipse
To Install plugin & Extension Help >> Marketplace
Close Welcome screen, then you will get Eclipse project working area. Here you can start developing your own Java Application.
6) Create Desktop Launcher
For source install & Eclipse installer we won’t get desktop launcher by default and we need to create manually. Create file under /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop and copy, past below content to create launcher for Eclipse.
# nano /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop [Desktop Entry] Name=Eclipse Type=Application Exec=/home/daygeek/eclipse/java-mars/eclipse/eclipse # Mention you Execution Path location # Terminal=false Icon=/home/daygeek/eclipse/java-mars/eclipse/icon.xpm # Mention Your Path # Comment=Integrated Development Environment NoDisplay=false Categories=Development;IDE Name[en]=eclipse.desktop