How to install Eclipse IDE on Fedora 16 “Verne” and CentOS 6 / RHEL 6


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. The aim is to abstract the configuration necessary to piece together command line utilities in a cohesive unit, which theoretically reduces the time to learn a language, and increases developer productivity. It is also thought that the tight integration of development tasks can further increase productivity. For example, code can be parsed while being written, providing instant feedback on syntax errors.

As already you know Fedora 16  is the most robust operating for desktop users, so this post will help a beginner java programmer in getting started on Fedora with Eclipse IDE. 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. 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 you want.

Open Terminal (Applications —–> System Tools ——> Terminal)

Switch to root user.

[[email protected]~/]$ su

Install Eclipse.

[[email protected]~/]# yum -y install eclipse

The above one will install the Eclipse with C/C++ developement Tools (CDT) and C/C++ with SDK ( For Android Development).
If you are C/C++ Programmer, install the plugin.

[[email protected]~/]# yum -y install eclipse-cdt eclipse-cdt-sdk

Start Eclipse ( Applications —-> Programming —-> Eclipse).


[[email protected]~/]$ eclipse

That’s All.

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