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Re: IDE on Linux
I did use "unzip" to unzip the Eclipse distribution. In fact, I used
exactly the same technique on RedHat 7.1 where it did run correctly and
RedHat 8.0 where it would not start at all. However, I was using the
Motif version. Perhaps, this is the source of the problem. Searches on
the mailing list for Eclipse and RedHat 8.0 produced a number of issues
with regard to both the Gtk and the Motif version in terms of controls
being misplaced on the display. The consensus was that the Gtk version
had fewer problems than the Motif version. Being a Java developer, I
strive to make my software run on all platforms and all reasonable
versions of Linux. So, I expect my tools to follow the same philosophy.
Jason Chambers wrote:
> Eclipse on Linux is absolutely fantastic. If you can, use the Gtk
> build and avoid the Motif build.
> If you are doing Web app development using Tomcat, the Sysdeo Tomcat
> Launcher plugin, http://www.sysdeo.com/eclipse/tomcatPlugin.html and
> also SolarEclipse plugin http://sourceforge.net/projects/solareclipse/
> are what you need.
> Plus get your hands on Ant, JUnit and CVS and you have one kick-a***
> development environment.
> Remember, when you download the zip do not use jar xvf - use unzip.
> This is probably the reason why Cindy had trouble starting Eclipse.
> Also, for the Gtk build, you need a fairly recent modern distro (I use
> SuSE 8.1 since 8.0 didn't have the necessary dependencies).
> At 02:25 PM 4/3/2003 -0500, John Wells wrote:
>> Ummm....I've been running Eclipse on Red Hat 8 since RH8 was first
>> released. I use it everyday. It works quite nicely.
>> > When I tried to run the latest trial version of IntelliJ on RedHat
>> > I was unable to run the HelpBrowser because it was actually trying to
>> > launch the Internet Explorer executable. I complained to IntteliJ,
>> > they did not respond.
>> > Also, Eclipse does not run correctly on RedHat 8.0. It will run
>> > correctly on RedHat 7.1. I don't know about releases in between.
>> > I say that it does not run correctly, I mean that it will not even
>> > start. Since the mailing list and help process on Eclipse was so
>> > extremely "closed" for an open source project, I did not pursue this
>> > issue. I did scan the newsgroups and saw that others were having
>> > problems with Eclipse under Linux.
>> > NetBeans runs OK but is somewhat overkill. I actually like JEdit. At
>> > least for me, it seems to run reliably on all versions of Linux and
>> > not require a large time commitment to get started using it.
>> > Cindy Jeness
>> >> From: Jon Steelman <email@example.com>
>> >> Date: 2003/04/03 Thu AM 11:06:21 EST
>> >> To: Milind Patil <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
>> >> Subject: Re: IDE on Linux
>> >> Milind Patil wrote:
>> >> >Hi ,
>> >> >
>> >> >Can anyone recommend an IDE on Linux platform.
>> >> >
>> >> IDEA works great on Linux.
>> >> Jon