Eclipse Java IDE

Published: Tuesday, 6 April 2004

An Open Source Java IDE

What is Eclipse?

Eclipse is an extensible and Open Source IDE, but our main use of it is as a Java IDE.

The official webpage can be found at


Install Java

Download the correct version

Our recommended version is currently R2.1.3. When downloading, find the file called eclipse-SDK-2.1.3-<platform>.zip. For example, <platform> will be win32 if you are installing on Windows.


Windows XP

Unpack this file directly to the target installation directory. There is no installation program, but some setup will run the first time you start it up.