How-to Install Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo SR1) in openSUSE 12.1 (GNOME 3) only within 9 Steps

This is my  blog post for  “How-to Install Eclipse 3.7 (Indigo SR1) in openSUSE 12.1 (GNOME 3) only within 9 Steps ”

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)

1st Step : You have to dowload the version you wish to install from Eclipse Official Website. In our case we choose Linux 32-bit.

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

cd ~/Downloads/

tar -xvf eclipse-jee-indigo-SR1-linux-gtk.tar.gz

In order to un-compress the file which have been downloaded.

4st Step : We search the “Alacarte

5st Step : We click on  it , so as to open the application.

6th Step :  After the 5st Step we click at right so as to add a new ” Application launcher” .

7th Step : We fill the fields and add the Eclipse image (we have to search in ~/Downloads/eclipse/icon.xpm by using the “Browse” button).  Here is shown the “result of this process .

8th Step : Then we click on “Activities -> Applications” , and we see the  “Eclipse” so as to access it.

9th Step : Just enjoy  Eclipse!

This How-to is formed by 9 steps , 1 less than the KDE’s how to🙂.

2 responses

  1. Mohammad Khalid

    little question do we need jdk and all that stuff installed or does it come with the eclipse download ?

    April 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm

  2. suhartono

    thank you very much
    suhartono jakarta

    April 20, 2012 at 8:20 am

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