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

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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