How to instal Eclipse for Java

Asked by Edmond Condillac on 2012-11-04

I'm wish to use Eclipse to help with learning Java programming. I have downloaded eclipse-SDK-4.2.1-linux-gtk.tar.gz and extracted it but cannot get it to start using it for learning java programming. I would most highly appreciate your kind help and advise.
The version of Java on my computer is:
java version "1.7.0_09"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea7 2.3.3) (7u9-2.3.3-0ubuntu1~12.10.1)
OpenJDK Client VM (build 23.2-b09, mixed mode, sharing)

Thank you very much.

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Best actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Isn't eclipse in the Ubuntu repos?

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Edmond Condillac (econ22) said :

I have downloaded eclipse_3.8.0~rc4-1ubuntu1_all.deb to /home and extracted into the same folder. However I cannot get the Eclipse IDE to try out Java programming. Kindly advise if possible. I am most grateful for your kind help and patience. Thank you very much.

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Edmond Condillac (econ22) said :

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.