Eclipse Neon with Pydev on Ubuntu 17.04

  1. Check whether 32 or 64 bit – System Settings > Details > Overview – then download from https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
  2. Right click on eclipse-inst-linux32.tar.gz and select Extract Here
  3. cd into eclipse-installer/ then run ./eclipse-inst
  4. Choose top item (standard Java version of eclipse)
  5. Make desktop icon for launcher as per step 7 here – How to install Eclipse using its installer remembering to point to java-neon instead of java-mars etc. Drag file onto launcher and icon will add itself and be operational
  6. If you don’t see toolbars in eclipse modify exec line Exec=env SWT_GTK3=0 as per eclipse doesn’t work with ubuntu 16.04
  7. I also added pydev in the usual way using link to http://www.pydev.org/updates as per http://www.pydev.org/download.html