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Eclipse Ubuntu: How To Install Eclipse for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 19.04

Eclipse Ubuntu

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clipse: Eclipse is an integrated development environment (IDE) used in computer programming, and its most widely used in Java IDE. Eclipse is a multiplatform application and provides IDEs and platforms for nearly every language and architecture. Eclipse contains a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for customizing the environment. Eclipse is written mostly in Java and its primary use is for developing Java applications, but it may also be used to develop applications in other programming languages via plug-ins, including Ada, ABAP, C, C++, C#, Clojure, COBOL and many more. Eclipse is developed by a company named Eclipse corporation, headquartered in Canada.

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Install Eclipse Ubuntu 19.04/18.04.2 LTS- Using Terminal:

Follow the below steps in order to install the Eclipse Ubuntu via terminal. Launch the terminal using shortcut key CTRL+ALT+T and type the following command in the terminal.

$sudo snap install eclipse --classic
The command for installing Eclipse Ubuntu
The command for installing Eclipse Ubuntu

The terminal will ask you for a password, provide your user account password to proceed with the installation process of Eclipse Ubuntu.

Install Eclipse Ubuntu using Ubuntu Software-GUI:

  1. Go to All Applications (Show Applications on Disco Dingo).
  2. Locate Ubuntu Software and open it.
  3. Click on the Search symbol of Ubuntu Software. A Search box will appear.
    Search symbol
    Search symbol

    4. Search for Eclipse Ubuntu. Once you find the app, click on that.

    Search Eclipse in Ubuntu software
    Search Eclipse in Ubuntu software

    5. Choose Install and kindly wait for the installation to complete.

    Install
    Install

    6. Once done, you can Launch the Eclipse Ubuntu Application.

Launching Eclipse Ubuntu:

Using the below two methods the Eclipse Ubuntu can be launched.

  • Launch via terminal
  • Launch via all apps menu

Launch the terminal using shortcut key CTRL+ALT+T and type the following command in the terminal.

$eclipse
Launching Eclipse using the Terminal
Launching Eclipse using the Terminal

Launching Eclipse Ubuntu via the All apps menu:

Click on the all apps menu icon in your Ubuntu desktop. Type the keyword “Eclipse” so that it will be displayed below. Go ahead and choose the LibreOffice icon so that it will be launched automatically.

Select a directory as a workspace:

During the first launch, a user will be prompted to choose the path for workspace. If available an existing path can be chosen or the user can choose the default path for the workspace directory.

After the selection of the workspace, the Eclipse Ubuntu will be launched by showing a welcome page by default. The below options will be shown on the welcome page.

  • Review IDE configuration settings
  • Create a Hello world application
  • Create a new Java project
  • Check out projects from Git
  • Overview
  • Tutorials
  • Samples
  • What’s New

User can enable or disable the welcome page by accessing the option ” Always show welcome at startup”

Startup page
A welcome screen at Startup
Eclipse application

Remove Eclipse Ubuntu – Using Terminal

Follow the below steps in order to remove the Eclipse Ubuntu via terminal. Launch the terminal using shortcut key CTRL+ALT+T and type the following command in the terminal.

$sudo snap remove eclipse
Eclipse got removed
Eclipse got removed

Remove Eclipse using Ubuntu software-GUI

Open Ubuntu Software and search for Eclipse in the search box. Click on the remove tab in order to remove the Eclipse using GUI.

Remove Eclipse using GUI
Remove Eclipse using GUI

Features of Eclipse:

  • Multiplatform application.
  • Eclipse provides frameworks for writing tools relevant to Linux developers.
  • It also provides a place for Linux distributions to collaborate and overcome issues related to packaging of Eclipse technology.
  • Migration support to Git.

App Details:

Basic App Details & Requirements

LicenseFree
App Version2019-3
App Size193.8 MB
OS RequirementUbuntu 16.04 & Later Versions

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