On 28.08.2012 13:41, mikey c wrote:
> I'm a newbie to linux/java/eclipse. I'm trying to setup eclipse to
> run java.
> I installed Unbuntu 12.04 and when I run Eclipse, I cannot set the
> perspective to Java. In fact, it doesn't show up as an option (not
> even under others). I've tried numerous things
> ~$ java -version
> java version "1.6.0_24"
> OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.11.3)
> OpenJDK Server VM (build 20.0-b12, mixed mode)
> I read to install the eclipse-jdt package.
> I went to the package manager and it showed 3.7.2-1 installed (green
> same with eclipse-pde 3.7.2-1.
Try this: http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops4/R-4.2-201206081400/
> I'm just looking to get HELLO WORLD so i can start learning.
> Any clues?
downloaded JUNO and it works. Now I am doing a tutorial and creating a java project that says to create using existing source and point to a directory. This option is not in my window. Does this version do it differently?
I read to install the eclipse-jdt package.
I went to the package manager and it showed 3.7.2-1 installed (green bullet)
same with eclipse-pde 3.7.2-1.
After having installed Eclipse on Ubuntu literally many hundreds of times (with no such difficulties as you describe) only this post made me try installing Eclipse the Ubuntu way (i.e. using "sudo apt-get install eclipse-jdt"), and to my own surprise this resulted in one of the most broken installs I ever had.
I'm sure the Ubuntu package maintainers put a lot of effort in providing this package in a meaningful way, but unfortunately here at Eclipse.org very little knowledge about that strategy exists.
This only as background why we suggest simply unpacking a fresh download from Eclipse.org: we can't advise how to use the Ubuntu package.