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How to install Eclipse IDE Ubuntu 20.10 and 20.04

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1. Install Eclipse IDE in Ubuntu 20.04 or 20.10
2. Open Eclipse IDE in Ubuntu 20.04 or 20.10

The development of Linux applications every day takes more and more force in our world due to the multitude of languages ​​and platforms available for it, and one of the great advantages of this is that we have some special ones such as Eclipse IDE which is a open platform focused on developers. The Eclipse platform has been structured as a subsystem in which it is possible to implement various plugins simultaneously, these subsystems are built on a small runtime engine so that performance is as optimal as possible. Each of these plugins contains
the code where the functions of the selected product are housed..

 

The Ubuntu plugins of a product are adjusted in features format and a feature is worked as the functionality that can be downloaded and installed separately.

 

 

Eclipse IDE Advantages
When using Eclipse IDE we will have advantages such as:

 

  • Performance improvements
  • Supports the latest version of Java 14
  • Completely free and open source
  • Enhanced themes and styles in Eclipse IDE
  • Enables you to create Eclipse workgroups where users and organizations work under a vendor neutral governance model

 

 

We will learn how to install Eclipse IDE in Ubuntu 20.04 or 20.10..

 

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1. Install Eclipse IDE in Ubuntu 20.04 or 20.10

 

Step 1

The first step to take will be to go to the Eclipse IDE download site at the following link:

 

 Eclipse IDE

 

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Step 2

We click on “Download 64-bit” and then we must download the tar.gz file:

 

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Step 3

We must save this locally in Ubuntu 20:

 

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Step 4

We go to the Downloads folder and there we right-click on the downloaded file and select "Extract here":

 

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Step 5

We can see the extracted file correctly:

 

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Step 6

We go to the terminal and with the CD command we access the Downloads directory and use LS to list the content hosted there:

 

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Step 7

We can see the Eclipse IDE file, we execute the following command to extract the tar.gz file:
 tar -xzf file.tar.gz 
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Step 8

Again we run LS to see what has been extracted there:

 

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Step 9

We check that we have the eclipse-installer folder, we access it and we list its contents:
 cd eclipse-installer / ls 
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Step 10

To install Eclipse we will use the eclipse-inst file in the following way:
 ./eclipse-inst 
Step 11

Pressing Enter will launch the Eclipse IDE installation wizard:

 

 

 

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Step 12

We will see the following options:

 

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Step 13

For this case we must select the option "Eclipse IDE for Java Developers", obviously if your profile is another you can select the one that best suits the need, by clicking on this option we will see the following:
There we can select the path where it will be installed Eclipse IDE, as well as Java 1.8 path.

 

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Step 14

We click on the "Install" button and the following window will be launched where we must accept the Eclipse IDE license terms:

 

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Step 15

We click on “Accept Now” and the installation of Eclipse IDE will start in Ubuntu 20.04 or 20.10:

 

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Step 16

We will likely see the following:

 

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Step 17

We click Accept and when this installation process finishes we will see the following:

 

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Step 18

We click on the "Launch" button and Eclipse IDE will start loading:

 

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2. Open Eclipse IDE in Ubuntu 20.04 or 20.10

 

Step 1

We will see the following window where the default launcher directory is set:

 

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Step 2

If this is correct we click on “Lauch” to continue with the start of Eclipse IDE which offers us the following environment:

 

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Step 3

There are different menus such as:

 

 

File
from here it is possible to carry out actions such as:

 

  • Create new projects
  • Open existing projects
  • Access properties
  • View recent files
  • Change workgroup
  • Exit Eclipse IDE etc

 

 

Edit
In this option it is possible:

 

  • Cut, copy, or paste elements
  • Undo or redo changes
  • Select all etc

 

 

Navigate
In this section it will be possible:

 

  • Go to different levels of the application
  • Open, activate or deactivate tasks
  • Open resources and types
  • Access project settings

 

 

Search
from here we are able to:

 

  • Find items normally or quickly
  • View text properties, etc.

 

 

Project
in the project section we can:

 

  • Open or close projects
  • Create new work sets
  • Build automatically
  • Generate JAVA documents

 

 

Run
in the execution section it is possible:

 

  • Run the project
  • Debug it for errors
  • Execute as
  • Access history
  • Access instances
  • Use external tools

 

 

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Window
in this section we can:

 

  • Adjust Eclipse IDE display levels
  • Configure appearance
  • Edit view properties

 

 

Step 4

We can click on the "List" button to access a differential task view:

 

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With this platform we are able to create and manage projects based on the type of language selected and enjoy the different options that Eclipse IDE provides us.

 


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