I will install Eclipse and add an entry to GNOME to make Eclipse an application. I use the “Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developpers” version and I’m currently using GNOME 3.10.
Download and install Eclipse
To download Eclipse, you can go to http://eclipse.org/downloads/. Once it’s
downloaded, you can extract it to
/opt/. You should have the binary of
/opt/eclipse/eclipse. You may extract Eclipse into
/opt/eclipse-4.3.0 and create a symbolic link; this way, you can easily install a new
version of eclipse by just modifying the link.
$ cd /opt $ ln -s eclipse-4.3.0/ eclipse
Download a SVG icon for Eclipse
In order to make a cute icon in the GNOME launcher, we can also download an icon (in SVG format) for Eclipse.
$ cd /opt/eclipse/ $ curl -o /usr/share/pixmaps/eclipse.svg https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/plain/trunk/eclipse.svg\?h\=packages/eclipse
Create the launcher for GNOME
To create the launcher, you need to create the following file
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Version=4.3.0 Type=Application NoDisplay=false Exec=/opt/eclipse/eclipse Name=Eclipse Comment=Launcher for Eclipse Icon=eclipse
This is it. You can now try it!