How do i install Eclipse galileo 3.5 IDE ?

Created by Hemanth on on 2009-10-01
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Hemanth on on 2009-10-01

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All in all it a must try and one of the famous IDE, all most all the coder are aware of.

$ sudo apt-get install eclipse will install Eclipse 3.2!
But the latest version is 3.5, here i explain easy steps to install.

$ sudo su
$ cd /opt
$ wget
$ tar xzvf eclipse-java-galileo-linux-gtk*.tar.gz
$ mv eclipse eclipse3.5
$ cd /bin ; sudo nano eclipse

Add the below and save

`~/bin/packages/eclipse3.5/eclipse -vmargs -Xms128M -Xmx512M -XX:PermSize=128M -XX:MaxPermSize=512M &> /dev/null` &

The PermSize is from 128MB to 512MB , may be changed as per your RAM.

$ chmod u+x ~/bin/eclipse

You can then create an customized application launcher with the normal procedure.

For the easy of it, i have attached a file which gives you the steps to just run it from your terminal.

Steps in a single file :