Eclipse is a widely used
Integrated Development Environment for JAVA application development. It is also used for developing applications in various programming languages such as COBOL, Ada, C, C++, Perl, PHP, Python, R, Ruby, Clojure, Scala, Groovy, and Scheme with the help of plug-ins.
Eclipse is released under Eclipse Public License, a free and open-source license.
Here, we will see how to install
Eclipse IDE on
Install Eclipse IDE On Ubuntu 20.04
To be able to run commands in this post,
you must have sudo privileges.
Update the system repository index.
sudo apt update
Eclipse requires Java JDK 8 or newer to be available on your machine. You can either use
Oracle JDK or OpenJDK.
For this demo, I will use OpenJDK 11.
sudo apt install -y openjdk-11-jdk
Verify the Java version on your machine.
openjdk version "11.0.7" 2020-04-14 OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 11.0.7+10-post-Ubuntu-3ubuntu1) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 11.0.7+10-post-Ubuntu-3ubuntu1, mixed mode, sharing)
Download the latest version of
Eclipse IDE (2020-03) from the official page using a
You can download the Eclipse package over a terminal using the following command (risk of being changed).
sudo apt install -y wget wget http://mirror.umd.edu/eclipse/technology/epp/downloads/release/2020-06/R/eclipse-java-2020-06-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz
Extract Eclipse package to your desired directory (Ex. /usr/).
sudo tar -zxvf eclipse-java-2020-06-R-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz -C /usr/
Symlink the Eclipse executable to /usr/bin path so that other users on your machine can able to use Eclipse IDE from the command line.
sudo ln -s /usr/eclipse/eclipse /usr/bin/eclipse
Create Eclipse Launcher Icon
In addition to the command line, you can set up the launcher icon in GNOME to start the Eclipse IDE.
sudo nano /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop
Copy and paste the following information into the above file.
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Eclipse IDE Comment=Eclipse IDE Exec=/usr/bin/eclipse Icon=/usr/eclipse/icon.xpm Terminal=false Type=Application StartupNotify=false
Access Eclipse IDE
Go to Activities » Search for Eclipse IDE.
Select a directory to store Eclipse IDE’s preferences and artifacts.
Eclipse IDE 2020-03 running on Ubuntu 20.04:
That’s All. I hope you have learned how to install
Eclipse IDE on
Ubuntu 20.04. You can visit
Eclipse Market Place to download plugins to extend the functionality of Eclipse IDE.