Re: Installing eclipse

Tony Malykh

I just found an even better way to install Eclipse (and many other programs too). A couple of years ago Microsoft released a new command line package manager Chocolatey (I believe only for Windows 10), and with it you can install Eclipse with just one line:

choco install eclipse

The cool thing is that it will also figure out that eclipse depends on java and it'll automatically download and install the right version of java. That's it, no hassle with installers. You have to install chocolatey first though, but that's another one-liner.

On 12/4/2017 12:30 PM, Tony Malykh wrote:
I think I figured out where to find zip releases of eclipse. It's not trivial, so let me leave the instructions here in case someone is reading this thread from the archives.

1. Go to eclipse downloads page:

2. Click "Download packages"

3. Click "Other builds"

4. In the list of builds you probably want to select the latest stable release, 4.7.1a in my case.

5. Then it'll take you to the page with all the build options. Select zip version for windows.


On 12/3/2017 1:38 PM, Tony Malykh wrote:
Sorry for being silly but could you point me to a zip version of eclipse? I checked everywhere on the official eclipse website, and I could only find 32-bit and 64-bit exe installers for windows.



On 12/3/2017 3:19 AM, Jaffar Sidek wrote:
As long as you do not install Java 9 but Java 8 update 51, you are ok.  32 bit Java is still present with this latest Java 8 update. Cheers!.  ,

On 3/12/2017 6:08 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
is there not an issue over the 32 Access bridge not being available any more though, or was I asleep during the last debate on here about this?

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Subject: Re: [nvda] Installing eclipse

HI. Do not download the .exe version as the installer is not at all accessible. Download the .zip version, then if you already have the latest Java installed, unzip it to your main drive, drive C in most cases. Also, remember to switch access bridge on. To do that, go to Ease Of Access center, navigate to the link that says "Use your computer without a display" or something to that effect, then go to the access bridge check box and check it. That should do the trick. Cheers!

On 3/12/2017 8:12 AM, Tony Malykh wrote:
Hello everyone,

I've heard that Eclipse is a popular IDE among VI people, so I've decided to give it a try. However, it's installer doesn't seem to be accessible to me. How do you guys install it?

So I successfully installed JDK 9 64-bit (since eclipse installer asked for it).

I downloaded an official Eclipse oxygen 64-bit installer from here:

And when I start it, it shows me a window with unlabelled buttons, editboxes, etc.

Am I doing anything wrong? Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank you


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