Eclipse is a popular IDE that supports a lot of different operating systems and programming languages. Eclipse supports the Python programming language and development for operating systems Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, etc. In this tutorial, we will learn Python IDE installation for operating systems Windows, Linux with eclipse installer and repository.
Install Java or JRE
Eclipse IDE is devleoped with the Java programming language. This means in order to run Eclipse the Java or JRE should be already installed if not we will install the JRE or JDK for Linux and Windows like below.
After installing Java or JRE or JDK we will start the Eclipse IDE installation. Python IDE for Eclipse is not provided directly with Eclipse installation. So first we will install another IDE like Java for the Eclipse and then we will install Python IDE from the marketplace. Following instructions can be used for Linux and Windows very similar.
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.
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 Repositories can be used to install Eclipse IDE but generally, the repositories provide older or outdated versions.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 Python IDE For Eclipse
First, we will open the newly installed Eclipse from the desktop shortcut or command line. For the first time, we will see the following screen where we will set the workspace for the eclipse project.
Then the eclipse will be opened like below. Python IDE is provided as a 3rd party extension with the name of the PyDev. We will open the
Eclipse Marketplace from the
Help menu like below.
We will see the Eclipse Market place screen like below. We will search for the
python keyword from the
Search tab which is default. The
PyDev extension will be listed like below. We will click to the
Install to start installation .
We will be asked for some selected features where we will leave the default and click to the
Confirm like below.
In the next step we will
Accept the PyDev licences like below and lick to the
When the installation start the Market Place will be closed and the installation can be tracked from bottom right corner of the Eclipse main screen like below.
When the installation is completed we will see the following message where we need to restart the Eclipse in order to start PyDev Python development environment.