This page is for information about:
- using the Eclipse packages in Debian
- downloading Eclipse from the upstream web site and using it on a Debian system
The page is under construction, see the email discussion for tips.
You have to options:
1) You can get the package:
sudo apt-get install eclipse
Note: Not in the current stable anymore, revert to option 2).
2) Get the latest version from the official website (If you want compatibility with Java 8 in Debian 9 Stretch use this option as the first major release of Eclipse to support this Java version "out of the box" is Eclipse Luna (R 4.4) and Debian Stretch has 3.8.1 version)
To get it, download it from the website: https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/oomph/epp/2019-03/R/eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz
extract the downloaded file. example:
tar xvzf eclipse-inst-linux64.tar.gz