Monday, July 29, 2013

Eclipse on Linux

It's been a long time since I used Eclipse. Planning to get back to some Java programming. Hence installed Eclipse on Scientific Linux (SL) 6.3 today. It should have been easy except for the fact that I did not pay attention to the fact that I had 64 bit Java on my VM while I got the 32 bit Eclipse release. This resulted in an error "JVM terminated Exit code=13".  Wish the error message could have been less cryptic.

Anyhow, googling it I saw the reason for the error.  Quick search turned out this article. That ensured eclipse could start from the command line. But I wanted to add it to the Gnome launcher. More searching turned up this article.

So now I can start Eclipse on my SL 6.3 VM by selecting "Applications"-> "Programming".