Installing Eclipse & Maven 2 using Synaptic

Submitted by Jochus on Thu, 28/01/2010 - 21:00 | Posted in: Java

Since the beginning of this Ubuntu installation, I installed Eclipse Galileo manually. I don't know why I didn't use Synaptic :p, but I just didn't.

I sometimes had the problem I couldn't click on some buttons (in Eclipse). I could solve this by executing the following commands in my gnome-terminal

<a href="mailto:jochen@baileys">jochen@baileys</a> ~ $ export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1  
<a href="mailto:jochen@baileys">jochen@baileys</a> ~ $ cd APPZ/eclipse/galileo/
<a href="mailto:jochen@baileys">jochen@baileys</a> ~ $ ./eclipse 

Now, I realised the 3.5 Galileo version of Eclipse is in the Ubuntu repository. So I tried installing it:

<a href="mailto:jochen@baileys">jochen@baileys</a> ~ $ dpkg -l | grep eclipse
ii  eclipse                              3.5.1+repack~1-0ubuntu3                    Extensible Tool Platform and Java IDE
ii  eclipse-jdt                          3.5.1+repack~1-0ubuntu3                    Eclipse Java Development Tools (JDT)
ii  eclipse-pde                          3.5.1+repack~1-0ubuntu3                    Eclipse Plug-in Development Environment (PDE
ii  eclipse-platform                     3.5.1+repack~1-0ubuntu3                    Eclipse platform without plug-ins to develop
ii  eclipse-platform-data                3.5.1+repack~1-0ubuntu3                    Eclipse platform without plug-ins to develop
ii  eclipse-plugin-cvs                   3.5.1+repack~1-0ubuntu3                    Eclipse Team Integration (CVS support)
ii  eclipse-rcp                          3.5.1+repack~1-0ubuntu3                    Eclipse Rich Client Platform (RCP)

.. and the GUI problems were gone :p !!!

Small tip

Even the latest version of Maven 2 is in the repo !

<a href="mailto:jochen@baileys">jochen@baileys</a> ~ $ dpkg -l | grep maven2
ii  libmaven2-core-java                  2.2.1-1                                    Core libraries for Maven2
ii  maven2                               2.2.1-1                                    Java software project management and compreh

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