How to install Eclipse Juno in Ubuntu 13.04?

**This tutorial can be used to install Eclipse in any Ubuntu version.**

Basically there are two methods to install eclipse IDE in Ubuntu.
1. Using Ubuntu Software Center
2. Download Eclipse IDE package and then install manually (personally recommended)

Personally I prefer to use the second method. Because If you chose the first method and if you need to install Eclipse IDE on multiple Ubuntu machines, You will have to download Eclipse IDE on each and every machine. That will cost bandwith as well as time. Therefore, in this tutorial I’m only going to show the second method.

In order to do this first you need to make sure that you have Java installed. To check that you can type

in the terminal and it will give you the current java version installed on your computer. If you do not have Java installed on your computer please follow Install JDK on Ubuntu tutorial in order to install Java.

Steps :

1. Download the Eclipse Juno package from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

2. Un-tar the downloaded package.

3. The result would be a folder named “eclipse”. Lets copy it to /opt.

4. Lets add a symlink to the executable – “/opt/eclipse/eclipse” in /usr/bin for easier access.

5. Lets create a icon in the Unity Dashboard for convenience. In order to do that, open up a text editor. I am using gedit here. But, any text editor would do.

Add the below content to /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop and save it.

6. That’s it. 🙂