How-to Install Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo SR1) in openSUSE 12.1 (KDE) only within 10 Steps
This is my first blog post for the assignment “Development Tools” , so i could say that i am very happy with this matter!
Well i use openSUSE Linux 12.1 and i am very proud of that! Sometimes i face problems like , lack of packages for programs, but this matter doesn’t mean that you cannot install the software you wish. In my case i installed Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo SR1) due to i have to use the Eclipse Marketplace. Eclipse Marketplace offers a thousand of plug-ins and extra features available for Eclipse platform. It is a truth that i searched a lot in order to find a package or a “one-click install” file but the result was an installation of 3.6.2 version. As we all know in FLOSS always there is a way to overcome problems and also fix them. Furthermore as a developer i have to use the “Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers“. Here are the instructions on how-to install (via terminal) this edition of Eclipse. (Some images are in greek language , due to the fact that i use the greek language as System language)
2st Step : We download the .tar.gz file and i suggest saving it at /home/your-user-name/Downloads.
3st Step : We open the terminal and then type
tar -xvf eclipse-jee-indigo-SR1-linux-gtk.tar.gz
In order to un-compress the file which have been downloaded.
4st Step : We launch the “Application Launcher” (at the bottom left corner of the screen in KDE)
5st Step : We click on “Menu editor” (right click on Menu “Applications“)
6th Step : After the 5st Step we see this.
7th Step : So we carry on with expanding “Development” , clicking on “Integrated” environment and clicking on “New Item” and enter “Eclipse” under “Item name” and click on ok. Here is shown the result of this process . In order to add the Eclipse logo in our application we have to search in ~/Downloads/eclipse/icon.xpm by using the “Browse” button as above.
8th Step : Then we type CTRL + S in order to save the changes made and exit the Menu Editor.
9th Step :And now Eclipse can be accessed from “Application Launcher -> Applications -> Development -> Integrated Environment -> Eclipse”
10th Step : Just enjoy Eclipse!
Life is becomes beautiful when you use FLOSS and openSUSE 🙂