Eclipse is a Java programming Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that allows developers to create and run Java programs. The Eclipse IDE is a popular IDE among Java developers. Here is a guide; on how you can install the latest version of Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
Before installing Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu, we must first install Java JDK and set it as the default Java version for Ubuntu.
How to Install Java JDK On Ubuntu
Because Eclipse IDE is used for Java development, you must first install the latest version of Java JDK on Ubuntu before installing Eclipse IDE.
To install Java JDK, open the Terminal using the Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key and run the following command:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install default-jdk
After installing the latest version of Java JDK in Ubuntu, you can install and set up Eclipse IDE for Java development on Ubuntu.
How to Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu
Now download the Eclipse IDE, open your browser, open the link from eclipse.org, click on Download 64-bit and download the .tar.gz file.
After you’ve finished downloading it, you can install it by following the steps below.
Step 1: After the download is complete, open the “Downloads” location. Now extract the downloaded file. For that, right-click on it, and select “Extract Here.”
Step 2: Open the extracted folder; you’ll find the eclipse installer folder inside; open it. You should now have access to all of the necessary files. Look for eclipse-inst, which is needed to install the Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu. Now double click on it to open the Eclipse Installer.
Step 3: You need to update the eclipse installer file before installing “Eclipse IDE for Java Developers.” For that, click on the Hamburg menu and click on the “Update” option. Now accept the license agreement to update the installer.
Step 4: If you get a “Trust” window, click on “Select All” and click “Trust Selected“. Now, it should restart your Eclipse Installer.
Step 5: If no update notification appears, select the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers option as we will be using it for Java programming.
Step 6: On the next window, select the Java installation folder and the location where you want to install Eclipse IDE.
After that, click on “INSTALL” and accept the license agreement to install the latest version of Eclipse IDE for Java Developers on Ubuntu.
Step 6: After the installation is complete, click on the “LAUNCH” button to open Eclipse IDE.
Creating Workspace Location
Launch Eclipse IDE once the installation is complete. It will create a workspace location by default. But you can change it if you want. I suggest leaving it at default. Now click on the “Launch” button to open the Eclipse IDE.
After that, you’re ready to use the software to work on your Java project. Do you want to learn how to program in Java? If you answered yes, you should check out our Java Tutorial Playlist.
That’s it; this is how you can install the latest version of Eclipse IDE on your Ubuntu operating system. It is the popular Integrated Development Environment for developing Java programs.
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