A New Version of Eclipse Released — Here’s How to Install on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04

A new version of Eclipse Photon edition has just been released. and this post shows you how to install it on Ubuntu 16.04 | 17.10 | 18.04 using Snap. The version number is 4.8 and it comes with support for Java 9, Java 10 and JUnit 5.1 and a new Java formatter.

For developers looking for a great IDE platform to build their applications and manage their codes, Eclipse should be a great place to start. Eclipse is a popular Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE), but also works with C/C++ IDE and PHP IDE and other languages.

For more about this release, please check out its release page here.

Eclipse is not only good at developing applications but you can use  its collection of tools to easily enhance your Eclipse desktop IDE, including GUI builders and tools for modeling, charting and reporting, testing, and more.

To install Eclipse on Ubuntu, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Install Java JDK 10

You’ll need Java on your machine to properly use Eclipse. Our previous tutorials on installing Java can be found below.

Step 2: Install Eclipse Photon Edition via Snap

Now that Java is installed, continue with the steps below to install Eclipse via Snap.. Snaps are containerised software packages that are simple to create and install… It’s a new way to manage packages on Linux systems and is supported by the top Linux distributions…

To install Eclipse Photon edition on Ubuntu 18.04, run the commands below.

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install --classic eclipse

After install Eclipse, go to the Activities Overview and search for Eclipse. then select and launch it. This should do it for you.

Eclipse Ubuntu install


This is how to install Eclipse on Ubuntu desktop.

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