How To Download and Install Eclipse IDE?
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Eclipse is a project which mainly provides a free, advanced integrated development environment for different languages and platforms. Eclipse support operating systems like Windows, Linux, MacOSX, Solaris, and programming languages like C, C++, C#, JavaScript, Perl, PP, Python, R, Java, etc.

Eclipse Versions and Editions

Eclipse is completely free and opensource which provides an extensible base for different programming languages IDE. Eclipse can be downloaded for stand-alone and then add different programming language tools for development. In this tutorial, we will download and install the Eclipse base and then add different programming language development tools.

Download Eclipse

First, we will download the Eclipse IDE 2020-03 from the following link for the 64-bit version by default. The current operating system is Windows but we can select other operating systems like Mac OS X, Linux, etc.

Eclipse Dowload Page

We will be redirected into the following web page which provides the installer named eclipse-inst-win64.exe .

Eclipse Download For Windows

For alternative operating systems like Linux and Windows use the following page which provides the same experience to download the Eclipse IDE.

Eclipse Installer For Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Install Eclipse For Windows

We will install the Eclipse IDE with the downloaded eclipse-inst-win64.exe . For Windows 10 we can see the following security-related screen where we will click to the Run button. For other Windows versions like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8 or Windows Server versions there will be no security check by default.

Run Eclipse Installer

We will see the following screen which provides different programming language IDE installation options. We will simply select the Programming Language we want to install.

Eclipse Installer For Windows

Install Eclipse For Linux

Eclipse installation for Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Mint, Kali, CentOS can be done in different ways. Repositories can be used to install Eclipse IDE but generally, the repositories provide older or outdated versions. The best way is to use the Eclipse Installer from

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Download Eclipse Installer For Linux

We will be redirected to the followin web page where the Eclipse installer is provided as a tar.gz file. We will download the eclipse-ins-linux64.tar.gz file like below.

Download eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz File

After the download is completed we have to extract the tar.gz file to run installation executables. We will use the file browser extractor to extract like below.

Extract Eclipse Installer Files For Linux

After extracting the installation files we will navigate into the folder eclipse-linux64 directory like below and click to the eclipse-inst script like below which will start eclipse installation process.

Start Eclipse Installation Process For Linux

Below we will see a list of programming languages and development environments like Java, Java Enterprise, C/C++, Web and JavaScript, PHP etc. We will select the programming language we want to install for Eclipse. In this example we will select the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers

Select Programming Language To Install For Eclipse

When we select the Java Programming Language we will see the following installation screen and some basic configuration. Java 1.8+ VM specifies the JVM path which should be higher then Java 1.8. Installation Folder is the path where Java IDE will be installed.

Start Java IDE Installation For Eclipse

During the installation or at the end of the installation we may be asked to accept the given licences which will look like below. We will just select Remember accepted licenses and then click to the Accept button like below.

Accept Eclipse License Agreements

When the Eclipse installation is completed we will see the following screen where we can launch the Eclipse IDE for Java by clicking to the Launch button.

Launch Eclipse IDE For Java

Install C/C++ For Eclipse

We can install the C and C++ IDE with the eclipse installer easily. From the eclipse installer screen simply select the Eclipse IDE for c/C++ Developers .

Start C/C++ IDE Installation For Eclipse

Then we will see the following screen where we will simply click to the Install . We can change the default installation path from the Installation Folder.

Install C/C++ IDE For Eclipse

When the installation is completed we will see the following screen where we can launch the C/C++ IDE from the launch button.

Launch C/C++ IDE For Eclipse

Install PHP For Eclipse

Eclipse also supports the PHP programming and applications development environment. We will simply click to the Eclipse IDE For PHP Developers from the eclipse installer. We can see that this eclipse installer can be also used to install Java IDE, C/C++ Developers, Web, and JavaScript Developers.

Start PHP IDE Installation For Eclipse

We will see the following screen where we can change the installation path from the Installation Folder.

Start PHP IDE Installation For Eclipse

When the installation completed successfully we will see the following screen where we can launch the newly installed PHP IDE from the Launch button. We can see that the Eclipse IDE installation requires at least Java 1.8 and higher in order to work properly. The currently set Java binary path is provided which is “/usr/lib/jvm/java-11-openjsk-amd64” in this case but this may change according to your configuration. The installation folder is the current user’s home directory eclipse folder. For this case, the Eclipse PHP installation is “~/eclipse/php-2019-09” or “/home/ismail/eclipse/php-2019-09“.

PHP IDE Installation Succesfull

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