Eclipse IDE(Integrated Development Environment) is probably the open source and free IDE’s.For Java it’s best.. due to a lot of functionality,good navigation and GUI Design.Eclipse platform is perfectly modular so After installing Eclipse-Platform(developed by IBM) you can install any other components/toolkits to increase it’s functionality.e.g by adding JDT(Java Development Tools) packages you can enjoy java programming with Eclipse,similarly CDT(C/C++ Development Tools) for C/C++ fun.There are lot of Eclipse versions are available for different programming language e.g for web development(As you see in the above screenshot) java script version of Eclipse is also available,For PHP developers ,a dedicated PHP version is available and. ..so on.Some Developers says Eclipse is very complex and not recommended for beginners ,sure there is little trade off between the functionality and complexity but overall it’s not so tough and free tutorials/whitepapers are available on internet,to increase the fun of programming in Eclipse.
Installing Eclipse in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat
In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat the Ubuntu Software Center is a good place to install and manage applications without any hassle,specially for beginners who don’t have any previous experience with GNU/Linux based operating system e.g Ubuntu 10.10.On the other hand if you want some more details about the package then Synaptic Package Manager is recommended.
From Ubuntu Software Center(or Synaptic package manager)
Go to Ubuntu Software Center and search for ‘eclipse’ and click on install(see the snapshot) to begin the installation procedure.Wait for the installation to complete and then go to Applications->Programming->Eclipse to load the Eclipse IDE Platform.
Alternative Method to install Eclipse on Ubuntu 10.10
Another simple method to install any version of Eclipse IDE is to download the Required packages from the Eclipse’s official website(Link is given below) and extract it to the required directory.
#1. Download the Eclipse IDE
#2. Extract the archive to any directory.Then create a shortcut on the desktop or in the menu to access it,other ways to open eclipse is “click on the file the you want to open with eclipse and select open with and locate the executable,don’t forget to check the box which says remember this application for selected file type”.
Best platform for JDT
For Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx),Eclipse Java Development Tools is one of the best IDE(Integrated Development Environment) available.Eclipse is crossplatform application so you can use it on GNU/Linux based operating system,windows,MacOSX.
Eclipse Java Development Tools
Eclipse is a great Open Source IDE which has support for multiple programming language by means of plugins.It is well suited as a foundation on which you can construct and run integrated software development tool.Eclipse is free and open source so you can find these softwares in ubuntu software center.
Install Eclipse :
how to install eclipse platform on ubuntu
After installing the eclipse platform you can install plugins for java development tools(JDT).
Install Eclipse jdt(java Development tools) :
To install jdt for eclipse just type “eclipse-jdt” in quick search bar of ubuntu software center.Then click on install to begin downloading and then installing process.Eclipse java Development Tools(JDT) will be installed within few minutes.That’s All..Java Development platform is ready Now!
Eclipse is one of the most widely used IDE(Integrated Development Environment),specially used for C/c++ and java programming.Since it is open source and available free of cost,you can install it on ubuntu 10.04 from it’s official package repositories or go to software center and Go to developer section.In developer section there is sub section IDE’s you will get eclipse listed there.Just click to install them.The more detailed explanation of the installation procedure is given below.It has very user friendly and simple graphical user interface with lot of features.Another more important point is that,you can extends its functionality by using plugins.
Install Eclipse on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
From Ubuntu Shell
1.Open terminal by hitting CTRL+ALT+T or from Applications->accessories->Terminal.
2.Type the command written below,you may have to enter your user account password to install the Eclipse.
$ sudo apt-get install eclipse
3.Downloading and installation process will finish soon.
4.That’s all Now,enjoy using eclipse.Access it from Applications->Programming->Eclipse.
From Ubuntu Software Center(USC) OR Synaptic Package Manager(SPM)
1.Open USC(Applications->Ubuntu Software Center) or SPM(System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager).
2.Search for Eclipse and Mark/Check the box for installation and click apply OR click on install(In USC under developer>IDE’s) to begin the downloading and installation process.
3.It will take few minutes to complete.
4.Now access eclipse from Applications->programming->Eclipse.