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Install latest Eclipse IDE in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 · Sysads Gazette

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Eclipse Kepler 4.3.2 SR2 is the most recent release from the Eclipse top-level project. It contains what you need to build applications based on Eclipse technology, including integrated development environments IDE, and rich client applications using the Eclipse Rich Client Platform RCP. The Eclipse Kepler provides superior Java editing with Java Development Tools, Plug-in Development Environment, Git Team provider, and much more.

Step 1: Install Java (JRE/JDK)

– First install Java 7 and above if not installed

$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

or

$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk

Step 2: Download Eclipse Kepler IDE

– Next button below to download the latest Eclipse IDE (32bit or 64bit) package. There are different packages depending on what package you want.

[button link=”http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/?osType=linux” style=”download” color=”primary”]Download Latest Eclipse IDE[/button]

– Click Save File

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– From terminal, run command to move downloaded package to /opt directory

$ sudo mv Downloads/eclipse-* /opt/

Step 3: Extract Package

– Run the following commands. Ensure the file-name is correct on your version

$ cd /opt/
$ sudo tar -xvf eclipse-standard-kepler-SR2-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz

Step 4: Create new Desktop File

– Create a new desktop file called ‘eclipse.desktop’ in /usr/share/applications/

$ sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop

– Then add the following lines to the above file and save

[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
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According to cheourI changed the exec line in the gedit file from

Exec=/opt/eclipse/eclipse 

to

Exec=env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= /opt/eclipse/eclipse 

and it worked right

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Step 5: Additional Tasks

– Run the following command to automatically install it in Unity

sudo desktop-file-install /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop

– Create a symlink in /usr/local/bin

cd /usr/local/bin/

sudo ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse

– For Eclipse icon to be displayed in dash, run following command

sudo cp /opt/eclipse/icon.xpm /usr/share/pixmaps/eclipse.xpm

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– Launch Eclipse

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