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icon6.gif  Newcomer to Eclipse and semi newcomer to the prgramming world. [message #1447112] Fri, 17 October 2014 20:28 Go to next message
Kristjan Stefansson is currently offline Kristjan StefanssonFriend
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Hi, I use Linux as my main OS, but I also have two Windows 7 Ultimate running at all times, I only tried Eclipse on Linux and this is about that.

I'm learning programming and have been getting into computers since 2009. I've set up a programming environment in Linux a few times and when setting up Eclipse, found problems. I often end up with Eclipse not starting anymore.

This is what I do, I setup the environment with a lot of tools and IDE's for programming and when I set up Eclipse I install it from the distro repo and begin to add software in "install new software", I remember on two ocasions that it ended with Eclipse always hanging at the loading window(the small one). The other setup I remember that, when trying to add alot of software, the program couldn't install any software.

Do you have any guidelines for me?

I program in C, C++, C#, Java and Python. Still only learning C and C#, and haven't started the others, those are the languages I'll be using.

My distro's are Fedora and Debian.

Note that I have never actually programmed in Eclipse, but have heard good things about it so I want to try it and see if it becomes one of my tools.
Re: Newcomer to Eclipse and semi newcomer to the prgramming world. [message #1447611 is a reply to message #1447112] Sat, 18 October 2014 15:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Wegener is currently offline David WegenerFriend
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On 10/18/2014 02:22 AM, Kristjan Stefansson wrote:
> Hi, I use Linux as my main OS, but I also have two Windows 7 Ultimate
> running at all times, I only tried Eclipse on Linux and this is about that.
>
> I'm learning programming and have been getting into computers since
> 2009. I've set up a programming environment in Linux a few times and
> when setting up Eclipse, found problems. I often end up with Eclipse not
> starting anymore.
>
> This is what I do, I setup the environment with a lot of tools and IDE's
> for programming and when I set up Eclipse I install it from the distro
> repo and begin to add software in "install new software", I remember on
> two ocasions that it ended with Eclipse always hanging at the loading
> window(the small one). The other setup I remember that, when trying to
> add alot of software, the program couldn't install any software.
>
> Do you have any guidelines for me?
>
> I program in C, C++, C#, Java and Python. Still only learning C and C#,
> and haven't started the others, those are the languages I'll be using.
> My distro's are Fedora and Debian.
>
> Note that I have never actually programmed in Eclipse, but have heard
> good things about it so I want to try it and see if it becomes one of my
> tools.
Don't install from the distribution repository. Download directly from
the Eclipse web site and unzip the download to a folder in your home
directory. I have a separate folder for each Eclipse release train
~/kepler, ~/luna, etc.

Edit the eclipse.ini file to explicitly point to an installed JDK/JRE.
Re: Newcomer to Eclipse and semi newcomer to the prgramming world. [message #1448825 is a reply to message #1447611] Mon, 20 October 2014 13:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
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Did you read the Announcement message at the top of this forum, titled "Linux + Eclipse users, read this!" - the gist, don't use Eclipse installed from a Linux repo, just download it from www.eclipse.org

[Updated on: Mon, 20 October 2014 13:52]

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Re: Newcomer to Eclipse and semi newcomer to the prgramming world. [message #1449035 is a reply to message #1448825] Mon, 20 October 2014 20:42 Go to previous message
Kristjan Stefansson is currently offline Kristjan StefanssonFriend
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I didn't notice it before after my post.
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