How-to Install Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE for Java Developers on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena

February 13th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Eclipse for Java Developers Quick-Start on Mint

Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE for Java Development on Linux Mint 18.1 Serena i386/amd64 Mate/Cinnamon/KDE/Xfce GNU/Linux Desktop.

One of the most Useful Eclipse Features are the Split Editors, see below for Shots and Usage.

The Current Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE Release Dispose of the Support for the Latest Java Release.

The Install Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE for Java Developers Mint Linux give Focus Only to the Essentials Instructions and Commands to make it Easier to Understand;)

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  1. Download Latest Eclipse IDE for Java Developers:

    Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE Java Linux
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Eclipse into /tmp

    Install Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE for Java Developers Linux Mint 18.1 Serena - Extraction

  3. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE for Java Developers Linux Mint 18.1 Serena - Open Terminal
  4. Relocating Eclipse
    First set SuperUser as Owner with:

    sudo chown -R root:root /tmp/eclipse

    Then Switch contents to target:

    sudo mv /tmp/eclipse /opt/eclipse
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  6. Starting Eclipse from Terminal
    Making a Symlink:

    sudo ln -s /opt/eclipse/eclipse /usr/local/bin/eclipse

    After you can Start Eclipse from Terminal simply with:

    eclipse
  7. Create an Eclipse Desktop Launcher for Easy-Starting:

    Quick Launcher for Linux Mint Desktops

    Install Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE for Java Developers Linux Mint 13 Maya - Linux Mint Eclipse Launcher

  8. Install Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE for Java Developers Linux Mint 18.1 Serena - Launching Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE

    The Split Editors are Enabled/Disabled by the Commands on Picture.

    Install Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE for Java Developers Linux Mint 18.1 Serena - Split Editors

    With this the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers on Mint Linux Installation Guide in now Complete.

    So Now Thanks to the Eclipse Foundation
    You Should Finally Fully Enjoy an Eclipse Java IDE Installation Mint Linux ;)

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