How To Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Eclipse is a cross-platform, wildly popular Java integrated development environment (IDE) that you can easily install and manage your Java based projects. It contains a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for customizing the environment.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Eclipse IDE on a Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa) server.

Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.

Step 2. Installing Java.

Eclipse required Java runtime environment to be installed on your system. Run the following commands to install Java:

Verify the Java version on your machine:

Step 3. Installing Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04.

After installing Java above, run the commands below to install Eclipse from Snap:

Step 4. Accessing Eclipse IDE.

Once installation complete, go to Activities dashboard, search for Eclipse and launch it:

Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04

During the launch, Eclipse will ask you to set a Workplace. This will be default location for your Eclipse to save files of your application’s build on Eclipse.

Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Eclipse. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Eclipse IDE in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossas system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Eclipse website.

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