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Bundled IDE releases

Bundled IDE releases contain the Eclipse IDE, our software, and all required dependencies. These releases include all functionality and tooling. They are considered the default releases, recommended for most users.

Download

The following bundled IDE releases are available:

OS/platform Architecture JDK included Download link
Windows x86 (32-bit) yes download (exe, unknown size), download (zip, unknown size)
Windows x64 (64-bit) yes download (exe, unknown size), download (zip, unknown size)
Linux x86 (32-bit) yes download (tar.gz, unknown size)
Linux x64 (64-bit) yes download (tar.gz, unknown size)
Mac OS X x86 (32-bit) n/a not available
Mac OS X x64 (64-bit) no download (tar.gz, unknown size)

The x64 (64-bit) releases can be used only on 64-bit operating systems. The x86 (32-bit) releases can be used on both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. If you are unsure whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system, it is thus safest to use an x86 (32-bit) release. However, an x64 (64-bit) release is preferred, as it can use more memory.

You may also download older releases.

If you would like to be informed about new releases of our software, visit the How to subscribe to announcement e-mail notifications thread on the forum.

Installation

Windows:

  • Download a bundled IDE release for Windows, see above.
  • Extract the bundled IDE release somewhere on your hard disk. The releases are available as self-extracting archives that are applications that can be executed to ‘install’ the release into a directory of your choosing, and as normal archives that can be extracted using for instance WinZip or 7-Zip. The archive contains a directory that is named after the archive, and contains all the files of the release. Make sure you extract it to a directory where you have full read and write access, e.g. not in c:\Program Files or c:\Program Files (x86).
  • You can now execute the eclipse.exe application from the directory that contains the extracted files.

Linux:

  • Download a bundled IDE release for Linux, see above.
  • Extract the bundled IDE release somewhere on your hard disk. The releases can be extracted using your favorite archive manager or command line tool. The archive contains a directory that is named after the archive, and contains all the files of the release.
  • You can now execute the eclipse application from the directory that contains the extracted files.

Mac OS X:

  • Open the System Preferences of the operation system. Click on Security & Privacy. Click on the lock icon to allow changing the security settings. For Allow apps downloaded from, choose Anywhere. Close the Security & Privacy settings window.
  • The bundled IDE releases for Mac OS X do not include Java. Java must thus be installed manually. Note that a Java Development Kit (JDK) is required, as a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) alone, is not sufficient. Install a 64-bit (x64) JDK. See the system requirements for more information on which Java versions are supported, and the manual installation instructions for more information on how to install Java.
  • Download a bundled IDE release for Mac OS X, see above.
  • Extract the bundled IDE release somewhere on your hard disk. The archive can be extracted by double clicking the archive in the Finder. The archive contains a directory named Eclipse.app, which contains all the files of the release. The operating system recognizes this directory as a Mac application and displays it as Eclipse with a custom icon.
  • You can now execute the application by double clicking the Eclipse application icon.
  • A dialog may be shown with the following text: “Eclipse” is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it? Click the Open button to confirm.
  • You may move/drag the Eclipse application icon to the Mac OS X Applications folder, to make the Eclipse icon appear among the other Mac applications.

Updating to a newer release

Updating to a newer release will automatically update the Eclipse IDE as well. In the Eclipse IDE, click Help menu ‣ Check for Updates. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform an in-place update.

On rare occasions, a release changes the supported Java versions. Whenever a new release changes the supported Java versions, this will be mentioned in the changelog. In such a cases the changelog will mention that it is not possible to update in-place to the new release, for Windows and Linux. In such cases, the new release should be installed from scratch. You can keep the old installation and install the new version side by side, as described below.

Troubleshooting update problems

If Eclipse indicates that no updates are available, while you are sure that an updated version has been released, please restart Eclipse. Similarly, if Eclipse indicates that an update site could not be found, simply restart Eclipse. Restarting Eclipse reinitializes the update system, and may for instance make updates available that have been released since you last started Eclipse.

In rare cases, an in-place update may fail, or the software may not function correctly after the update and subsequent restart of Eclipse. In such cases, you can try a fresh installation side by side with the broken installation, as described below. This allows you to preserve your files and settings for the new installation. After you verified that the new installation works correctly, you can remove the broken installation.

Multiple side by side installations

It is possible to use multiple installations side by side, at the same time, regardless of whether the installations are the same release or different releases. Simply following the installation instructions above, and extract the release to a different directory.

You can copy the data (projects, files, and settings) of an earlier installation to the new installation. While Eclipse is not running, simply remove the workspace directory of the new installation, and copy the workspace directory of the earlier installation to the new installation.

Removing a release

Before removing a bundled IDE release, you may want to preserve (back up) the workspace directory, to keep your data (settings, projects, files). Then, to remove a release, simply remove the directory that contains files that you extracted from the downloaded archive during installation. That is, remove the directory that contains (or contained) the workspace directory.