In this article we will see how to install the latest version of Eclipse IDE in Ubuntu 18.04.
We will use Snappy Package system since the the version in the Ubuntu repository is outdated and also has some problems after installation.
Eclipse is built on top of Java so JRE is required. Just install OpenJDK which contains the required JRE. use the following command and you are good to go.
sudo apt-get install openjdk-8-jdk
Give the following command to install Eclipse with Snappy tool.
sudo snap install --classic eclipse
Upon successful installation you can see the below message in the terminal
eclipse 4.8.0 from 'snapcrafters' installed
Congrats! now the latest version of eclipse is installed on your Ubuntu machine.
You can launch eclipse by searching in the Dash (Press Window Key)