Eclipse on Karmic (Ubuntu 9.10)

After installing Ubuntu 9.10, I realized that they have updated the version of Eclipse in the repositories.  So, I was able to install it with apt-get rather than download it manually.  Here is the version information from the About screen:

Eclipse SDK
Version: 3.5.1
Build id: M20090917-0800
(c) Copyright Eclipse contributors and others 2000, 2009.  All rights reserved.
Visit http://www.eclipse.org/platform

Eclipse SDK
Version: 3.5.1Build id: M20090917-0800
(c) Copyright Eclipse contributors and others 2000, 2009.  All rights reserved.Visit http://www.eclipse.org/platform

The one thing I had to add was the plugins that I use.  First, I found a blog post with instructions on adding a repository with additional plugins via packages.  To use it, add this repository to your software sources:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/yogarine/eclipse/ubuntu karmic main

This command will import the key:

wget http://www2.yogarine.com/eclipse-ppa.key -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update

So, with that said, here are the packages that I installed:

  • eclipse
  • eclipse-rcp
  • eclipse-platform
  • eclipse-emf
  • eclipse-platform-data
  • eclipse-pde
  • eclipse-plugin-cvs
  • eclipse-wtp
  • eclipse-dtp
  • eclipse-jdt
  • eclipse-gef

Then, I added the following update sites to Eclipse.  Open the preferences with the menu: Window > Preferences.  Then, go to Install/Update > Available Software Sites.

I added Visual Swing.  See this earlier post for more information.  Here is the update site:

  • http://visualswing4eclipse.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/vs4e/

For MyLyn, I found a conversation that recommended the following two sites:

  • http://download.eclipse.org/tools/mylyn/update/e3.4
  • http://download.eclipse.org/tools/mylyn/update/extras

To install the plugins, go to Help > Install New Software.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.