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Installing Eclipse IDE on linux openSuSE 11.2

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Download the desired version of Eclipse from here

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

If you are a Java developer, I recommend that you download the version that supports Java EE from the below link.  It provides different download options. I’d prefer downloading from a torrent, but it’s up to you.

Click here to download eclipse IDE for Java EE

For the purposes of this tutorial, I assume that you’ve downloaded and saved the file at /home/username/Download

open Terminal and type

cd ~/Download
tar -xvf eclipse-jee-galileo-SR1-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz

The tarball will be extracted to a new folder named eclipse created automatically under ~/Download/

Follow the steps below to create a shortcut in the Application Launcher

  1. Right click on the Application Launcher (bottom left corner of the screen in KDE) and click on Menu Editor
  2. On the Menu Editor, as shown below, expand Development, click on Integrated environment and click on New Item and enter Eclipse under Item name and click on ok.
  3. Now click on Eclipse on the left pane, enter a suitable name and description as shown in the screen shot below. Against the field Command, enter ~/Download/eclipse/eclipse (assuming that eclipse folder is now in ~/Download/).
  4. Now click on the question mark next to name and a window like the one shown below appears.  Click on Browse and choose the Eclipse icon from ~/Download/eclipse/icon.xpm and click on ok.

  5. Type CTRL + S to save the changes made and exit the Menu Editor
  6. Eclipse can now be accessed from Application Launcher -> Applications -> Development -> Integrated Environment -> Eclipse

Please leave a comment if this tutorial was helpful to you.

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