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)
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 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 :).