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Install Eclipse Luna and Java web plugins

Last Updated on 11/11/2020

Eclipse Luna and Plugins logo

This tutorial will show how to install Eclipse Luna IDE on Windows and Ubuntu, and install Java web development plugins.




Go to Eclipse Downloads page to download the appropriate Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (32 ou 64 bits). Unzip the downloaded .zip file and run the eclipse.exe file. Create a shortcut for it.


Similarly to Windows installation, go to Eclipse Downloads page and download Eclipse IDE for Java Developers for your Ubuntu.

Go to the directory where you downloaded Eclipse file, usually, it resides on /home/username/Downloads. Unzip the downloaded file:

cd /home/bruno/Downloads
sudo tar -xvf eclipse-java-luna-SR1a-linux-gtk-x86_64.tar.gz

A directory named eclipse will be extracted. Move it to /opt folder:

sudo mv eclipse /opt

Create a file named eclipse.desktop on /usr/share/applications directory:

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/eclipse.desktop

When the above command if typed. the created file will be shown on text editor, then add the following lines:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Eclipse Luna
Comment=Integrated Development Environment

Save this file by clicking on File -> Save on text editor window.

By finishing the above steps, the Eclipse IDE can now be found by searching for installed programs:



Nowadays, the are several ways for installing plugins that assist Java web development, like installing WTP (Web Tools Platform) plugins, or by just downloading Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developer. However, the easiest and more consistent way to install those plugins that I’ve found after spent a few hours facing incompatibility problems, is the following proposed way, by using the Eclipse basic installation, instead of Eclipse EE.

We are going to install JBoss Tools plugin, which automatically add to Eclipse the most used plugins for web development, such as Git, servers support, editor for web languages such as HTML, CSS, and so on.

JBoss Tools

On your Eclipse menu, go to Help -> Eclipse Marketplace

On Search… tag, type JBoss Tools and press Enter. The search should return the a JBoss Tools (Luna) 4.2.2.Final plugin, similarly to the image below:


Click on Install, accept the license agreement and proceed with the installation process until its conclusion. The wizard will also propose to restart Eclipse.

After Eclipse re-initialization, your Eclipse will be ready for Java web applications development.

Hope it helps. Cya!

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