How to Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint

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Eclipse IDE is a famous Java Integrated development environment (IDE) and it is a free and open-source tool released under the Eclipse Public License 2.0.

Nowadays it is an essential tool for any Java developer, including a Java IDE, a Git client, XML Editor, Mylyn, Maven, and Gradle Integration.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, and Linux Mint 20.1

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How to Install Eclipse IDE on Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

2 ways we can install Eclipse IDE in Ubuntu

  • Via SNAP Store
  • Via Flathub
Method 1:  SNAP Store

Step 1: Install the Snap package to your system if not installed

sudo apt-get install snapd snapd-xdg-open

Step 2: Install Java, Eclipse requires java

sudo apt-get install default-jre

Step 3: Install Eclipse

snap install –classic eclipse

Method 2:  Via Flathub

Step 1: Install Flatpak

Refer to the setup steps based on your distribution and install Flatpak on your system.

Step 2: Search for Eclipse IDE

flatpak search eclipse

Search for Eclipse

Step 3: Install the Eclipse IDE

flatpak install flathub org.eclipse.Java

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Step 4: Run Eclipse

flatpak run org.eclipse.Java

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