The install is very simple (in fact there is no install program as such) all we need to do is extract the files into the required directory, as follows:
- If you don't already have Java installed on your computer then, install it.
- Download the code for your platform from http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
- Make sure you get the Juno release or later.
- If in doubt about which package to load: use 'Eclipse Modeling Tools'.
- If you are using Linux: extract the 'eclipse' folder from this file into: /usr/lib64 directory. If you are using Windows then extract it into C:\Program Files\eclipse.
- Check permissions of /usr/lib64/eclipse/eclipse to make sure 'is Executable' is set (it should be set already so you probably don't need to do anything).
- You may want to put an Eclipse icon on your desktop. You may be able to do this by dragging /usr/lib64/eclipse/eclipse to desktop and set it to link
In order to make sure the file was downloaded correctly I noted the checksum(md5) on the website which in my case was:
Then, once the download was complete, I ran md5sum from the command line as follows:
As you can see the hexadecimal code was the same, that gives confidence that the file downloaded correctly.
Optional Stage - Increase Memory Available
You probably don't need to do anything here, but if you need to increase the memory available then you can use a text editor to edit the 'eclipse.ini' file in the eclipse folder where you installed eclipse. The following is the default contents of my .ini file which seemed to work fine for me, without changing anything.
Then start eclipse by running /usr/lib64/eclipse/eclipse or, if you created a desktop icon, then click on it:
|I clicked on 'OK' to select the default workspace location.|
|When we accept this we get the following 'welcome' project:|
We can clear this welcome screen and we are ready to start.
For information about installing the SPAD editor see this page.