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.
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.
We will be redirected into the following web page which provides the installer named
For alternative operating systems like Linux and Windows use the following page which provides the same experience to download the Eclipse IDE.
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.
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.
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 Repositories can be used to install Eclipse IDE but generally, the repositories provide older or outdated versions.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 eclipse.com.
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.
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.
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.
Eclipse IDE for Java Developers
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.
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.
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
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 .
Then we will see the following screen where we will simply click to the
Install . We can change the default installation path from the
When the installation is completed we will see the following screen where we can launch the C/C++ IDE from the
Install PHP For Eclipse
Eclipse also supports the PHP programming and applications development environment. We will simply click to the
We will see the following screen where we can change the installation path from the
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“.