|Eclipse IDE Installation|
Feb 11, 2009
Version 0.9, Draft
About This Article
This article is about how to install the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
This article is intended for novice users, who are new to Java ecosystem.
Reference:1. JDK Installation Guide:
JDK Installation Guide
2. For more information about Eclipse SDK, refer the links below:
Eclipse is used to develop applications in Java. Other than Java language C++, Cobol, Python, Perl, PHP etc are supported by using Plug-in. It is free open source Multi language software development Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Eclipse is created by the Free Software community "Eclipse Foundation, Inc". Eclipse SDK is "pure" Java code. So the chief dependence is therefore on the Java Platform.
Minimum software and hardware requirements for installing Eclipse IDE are:
•JDK 1.5 or later
•700 MB hard disk space
•512 MB system RAM
•Intel or Intel-compatible Pentium II class processor
Note: Here Windows XP Professional is used with the Java 1.5.0 and Eclipse 3.4.1 SDK for illustrating Eclipse installation.
In order to install Eclipse IDE on Windows platform, follow the steps mentioned below:
The downloaded file should be in the form of eclipse-SDK-<version>-win32.zip where version can be 3.4.1. The downloaded file might have a name similar to eclipse-SDK-3.4.1-win32.zip or other depending on the operating system used.
Note: eclipse-SDK-3.4.1-win32.zip is used for illustrating Eclipse installation.
Uninstalling the Eclipse
Caution: Following steps will uninstall the Eclipse.
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