How to Install Eclipse 4.7 on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7
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.
Development environments include the Eclipse Java development tools (JDT) for Java, Eclipse CDT for C/C++ and Eclipse PDT for PHP, among others. A lot of plugins available for Eclipse so that you can extend it’s ability as much as you want.
Open Terminal (Applications >> System Tools >> Terminal) Switch to root user.
Before installing Eclipse, make sure you have installed JDK on your machine.
yum -y install java-1.8.0-openjdk
If you want to use Oracle Java, then:
Download and Install Eclipse
Download latest eclipse package (at the time of writing, v4.7) over a command line using the following command.
curl -O http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/eclipse/technology/epp/downloads/release/oxygen/1a/eclipse-java-oxygen-1a-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz
Extract Eclipse package to your desired directory (Ex. /opt).
tar -zxvf eclipse-java-oxygen-1a-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz -C /opt
Symlink Eclipse executable to /usr/bin path.
ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse /usr/bin/eclipse
Create Gnome launcher.
Place the following content in the above file.
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Eclipse 4.7 Comment=Eclipse Oxygen Exec=/usr/bin/eclipse Icon=/opt/eclipse/icon.xpm Categories=Application;Development;Java;IDE Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=0
On Gnome 3, Application >> Programming >> Eclipse.
Configure workspace for Eclipse.
Eclipse 4.7 running on CentOS 7: