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Setting up Java with Eclipse [message #904411] Tue, 28 August 2012 07:41 Go to next message
mikey c is currently offline mikey c
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Registered: August 2012
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Hi,
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) (6b24-1.11.3-1ubuntu0.12.04.1)
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 bullet)
same with eclipse-pde 3.7.2-1.

I'm just looking to get HELLO WORLD so i can start learning.

Any clues?
Thanks
Re: Setting up Java with Eclipse [message #904456 is a reply to message #904411] Tue, 28 August 2012 09:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dani Megert is currently offline Dani Megert
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Registered: July 2009
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On 28.08.2012 13:41, mikey c wrote:
> Hi,
> 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)
> (6b24-1.11.3-1ubuntu0.12.04.1)
> 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
> bullet)
> same with eclipse-pde 3.7.2-1.
Try this:
http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops4/R-4.2-201206081400/

Dani
>
> I'm just looking to get HELLO WORLD so i can start learning.
>
> Any clues?
> Thanks
Re: Setting up Java with Eclipse [message #904564 is a reply to message #904456] Tue, 28 August 2012 13:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey c is currently offline mikey c
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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?
Re: Setting up Java with Eclipse [message #904569 is a reply to message #904564] Tue, 28 August 2012 13:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mikey c is currently offline mikey c
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I unchecked the default location and put in the location of the existing files and they seem to have loaded.
Re: Setting up Java with Eclipse [message #905196 is a reply to message #904569] Wed, 29 August 2012 18:44 Go to previous message
Stephan Herrmann is currently offline Stephan Herrmann
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Registered: July 2009
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Quote:
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.

best,
Stephan
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