Install Eclipse 4.4 Luna IDE on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7

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Eclipse is one of the most widely used IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for the Java application development. Integrated Development Environment or IDE provides many features such as authoring, modifying, compiling, deploying and debugging software.

Eclipse is not only used for developing Java application, it can be used to develop applications in various programming languages including Ada, C, C++, COBOL, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, R, Ruby (including Ruby on Rails framework), Scala, Clojure, Groovy and Scheme. It can also be used to develop packages for the software mathematica.

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Development environments include the Eclipse Java development tools (JDT) for Java, Eclipse CDT for C/C++ and Eclipse PDT for PHP, among others. Lot of plugins available for Eclipse so that you can extend ability as much as you want.

Requirements:

Before installing Eclipse, make sure you have Sun Java JDK installed on your machine. Install Sun/ Java 1.8 on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7.

Open Terminal (Applications —–> System Tools ——> Terminal) Switch to root user.

$ su

Download Eclipse 4.4.1 Luna SR1:

Download latest eclipse package, this guide uses Eclipse 4.4.1 IDE for Java Developers.; download 64 bit version of eclipse only.

Extract Eclipse package (example /usr/).

# tar -zxvf eclipse-java-luna-SR1-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz -C /usr/

Symlink eclipse executable to /usr/bin path.

# ln -s /usr/eclipse/eclipse /usr/bin/eclipse

Create Gnome launcher

# vi /usr/share/applications/eclipse-4.4.desktop

Place the following content in the above file.

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Eclipse 4.4.1
Comment=Eclipse Luna
Exec=/usr/bin/eclipse
Icon=/usr/eclipse/icon.xpm
Categories=Application;Development;Java;IDE
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Terminal=0

Start Eclipse:

From the command line

# eclipse

From GUI

Gnome 3, Application –> Programming –> Eclipse.

CentOS 7 - Eclipse 4.4 Luna Gnome Launcher
CentOS 7 – Eclipse 4.4 Luna Gnome Launcher

Configure workspace for Eclipse.

CentOS 7 - Eclipse 4.4 Luna WorkSpace
CentOS 7 – Eclipse 4.4 Luna WorkSpace

Eclipse 4.4 screenshot, running on CentOS 7.

CentOS 7 - Eclipse 4.4  Luna SR1
CentOS 7 – Eclipse 4.4 Luna SR1

That’s All!.

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  • Julien

    Thanks, really helpful post. I did the same for eclipse luna PHP IDE.

    [Desktop Entry]
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Name=Eclipse 4.4.1
    Comment=Eclipse Luna
    Exec=/usr/bin/eclipse
    Icon=/usr/eclipse/icon.xpm
    Categories=Application;Development;php;IDE
    Version=1.0
    Type=Application
    Terminal=0

    only categories Java to be replaced with php;

  • Rosario

    Hi, I can open the program only if I am su. How can I open the program without it?

    • Raj

      Hi,

      Change the permission of the installed directory.

  • SeB

    Staight-Through. Many thanks. Except Raj chmod 755 before untar as usual.

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