How to Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 18.04

How to Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 18.04
How to Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 18.04

Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 18.04

Eclipse is the most widely used Java IDE (Integrated Development Environment). The Eclipse IDE is written in C and Java. It supports multiple languages like C, C++, Java, PHP, Ruby, etc. for development. Eclipse comes with a variety of features and you can also extend it using plugins. In this tutorial, you are going to learn How to Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 18.04.

Prerequisites

Before you start to install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 18.04. You must have the non-root user account on your system with sudo privileges.

Install Snappy Package Manager

Snappy provides better package management support for Ubuntu 18.04. It’s quick and easy to use. To install Snappy package manager type following command. If its already installed on the system skip to next step

NOTE: Ubuntu may have already installed Snappy package manager.

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open

Install Eclipse on Ubuntu

Follow below instructions to install Eclipse on Ubuntu 18.04

Eclipse requires Java to be installed on your system. Run java --version command to check if Java is installed on your system. If your system doesnt have Java installed on then install it by using the following command:

sudo apt install default-jre

Now to install Eclipse on your Ubuntu system, run following snap command.

sudo snap install --classic eclipse

After completing the above command you have successfully installed Eclipse on your Ubuntu system.

Start Eclipse

You can run the following command to start Eclipse on Ubuntu.

eclipse

You can also visit Activities -> Eclipse to start Eclipse IDE:

how to install eclipse on ubuntu 18.04 - Activities
how to install eclipse on ubuntu 18.04 – Activities

Now it will ask you to select workspace directory, as you are running Eclipse IDE for first time. You can click on Launch or you can change the directory. Then you will see following screen:

How to install eclipse - Eclipse Home
How to install eclipse – Eclipse Home

Conclusion

You have successfully learned how to Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 18.04. If you have any queries regarding this then please don’t forget to comment below.

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