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its clunky appearance makes GTK the widely preferred choice on Linux.
 
its clunky appearance makes GTK the widely preferred choice on Linux.
  
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However, the Eclipse development teams are  able to perform thorough testing only on a limited set of platforms.  Consult the readme included with each Eclipse build for a detailed list of officially supported platforms.
  
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Portability of Eclipse is  defined mainly by the underlying Java runtime&#151;Eclipse 3.0 needs a Java 1.4 runtime&#151;and by what platform SWT runs on; namely, all graphical UI in Eclipse are based on SWT. Table 2.1 lists various standard Java runtimes. However, earlier versions of Eclipse have also been compiled with <tt>gcj</tt>
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(http://www.klomp.org/mark/classpath/eclipse-gnome-gij.png) and even made to run on .Net, using IKVM on the CLR or Mono through the amazing work of Jeroen Frijters.
  
However, the Eclipse development teams are  able to perform
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For any given Eclipse build, the supported platforms are listed in the readme file included with the download (<tt>readme_eclipse.html</tt>
thorough testing only on a limited set of platforms.  Consult the release notes
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included with each Eclipse build for a detailed list of officially supported
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platforms.  As of June 2004, this list included the platforms in Table 2.1.
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Portability of Eclipse is  defined mainly by the underlying Java runtime&#151;Eclipse 3.0 needs
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a Java 1.4 runtime&#151;and by what platform SWT runs on;
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namely, all graphical UI in Eclipse
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are based on SWT. Table 2.1 lists various standard Java runtimes. However, earlier
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versions of Eclipse have also been
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compiled with <tt>gcj</tt>
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(http://www.klomp.org/mark/classpath/eclipse-gnome-gij.png) and even made to run on .Net, using IKVM on the CLR or Mono through the amazing
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work of Jeroen Frijters.
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For any given Eclipse build, the supported platforms are listed
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in the readme file included with the download (<tt>readme_eclipse.html</tt>
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in the <tt>readme</tt> directory).
 
in the <tt>readme</tt> directory).
 
 
 
 
  
 
== See Also: ==
 
== See Also: ==
  
 
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* The Eclipse download site (http://eclipse.org/downloads)
The Eclipse download site (http://eclipse.org/downloads)
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* IKVM (http://www.ikvm.net)
 
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IKVM (http://www.ikvm.net)
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<table width="650" border="1" cellpadding=3>
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    <td valign=top width="205">'''Operating System'''</td>
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    <td valign=top width="82">'''Processor'''</td>
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    <td valign=top width="59">'''Desktop'''</td>
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    <td valign=top width="453">'''Java 2 Platform'''</td>
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  </tr>
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    <td valign=top width="205">Microsoft Windows XP</td>
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    <td valign=top width="82">Intel x86</td>
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    <td valign=top width="59">Win32</td>
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    <td valign=top width="453"> Sun
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      Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition, version 1.4.2_03</td>
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  </tr>
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    <td valign=top width="205">Microsoft Windows XP</td>
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    <td valign=top width="82">Intel x86</td>
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    <td valign=top width="59">Win32</td>
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    <td valign=top width="453">
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IBM 32-bit SDK for Windows, Java 2 Technology Edition, version 1.4.1
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    </td>
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  </tr>
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    <td valign=top width="205"> Red
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      Hat Enterprise Linux WS 3</td>
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    <td valign=top width="82">Intel x86</td>
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    <td valign=top width="59">GTK</td>
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    <td valign=top width="453"> Sun
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      Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition, 1.4.2_03 for Linux x86</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td valign=top width="205"> Red
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      Hat Enterprise Linux WS 3</td>
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    <td valign=top width="82">Intel x86</td>
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    <td valign=top width="59">GTK</td>
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    <td valign=top width="453">IBM 32-bit SDK for Linux on Intel architecture, Java 2
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      Technology Edition, version 1.4.1</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td valign=top width="205"> SuSE Linux 8.2</td>
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    <td valign=top width="82">Intel x86</td>
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    <td valign=top width="59">GTK</td>
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    <td valign=top width="453"> Sun
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      Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition, 1.4.2_03 for Linux x86</td>
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  </tr>
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  <tr>
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    <td valign=top width="205"> SuSE Linux 8.2</td>
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    <td valign=top width="82">Intel x86</td>
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    <td valign=top width="59">GTK</td>
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    <td valign=top width="453">IBM 32-bit SDK for Linux on Intel architecture, Java 2
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      Technology Edition, version 1.4.1</td>
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    <td valign=top width="205"> Sun Solaris 8</td>
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    <td valign=top width="82">SPARC</td>
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    <td valign=top width="59">Motif</td>
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    <td valign=top width="453"> Sun
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      Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition, 1.4.2_03</td>
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    <td valign=top width="205">HP HP-UX 11i</td>
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    <td valign=top width="82">hp9000
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      PA-RISC</td>
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    <td valign=top width="59">Motif</td>
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    <td valign=top width="453"> <span class="header">HP-UX
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      SDK for the Java 2 platform, version 1.4.2.00</span></td>
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    <td valign=top width="205" height="21">
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      IBM AIX 5L version 5.2</td>
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    <td valign=top width="82">PowerPC</td>
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    <td valign=top width="59">Motif</td>
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IBM 32-bit SDK for AIX, Java 2 Technology Edition, version 1.4.1
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    <td valign=top width="205"> Apple
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      Mac OS X 10.3</td>
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    <td valign=top width="82">PowerPC</td>
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    <td valign=top width="59">Carbon</td>
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    <td valign=top width="453">Java 2 Standard Edition 1.4.1 for Mac OS X</td>
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    <td valign=top width="205"> QNX Neutrino RTOS</td>
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    <td valign=top width="82">Intel x86</td>
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    <td valign=top width="59">Photon</td>
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    <td valign=top width="453">IBM J9 VM for QNX</td>
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</table>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;'''Table 2.1'''&nbsp;&nbsp;
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The Eclipse Reference Platforms
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<hr><font size=-2>This FAQ was originally published in [http://www.eclipsefaq.org Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs]. Copyright 2004, Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. This text is made available here under the terms of the [http://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html Eclipse Public License v1.0].</font>
 
<hr><font size=-2>This FAQ was originally published in [http://www.eclipsefaq.org Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs]. Copyright 2004, Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. This text is made available here under the terms of the [http://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html Eclipse Public License v1.0].</font>

Revision as of 14:51, 18 December 2006

Eclipse should work fine on any Linux distribution that has GTK+ 2.2.1 and higher—SWT is based on GTK2—and a 1.4 JRE. Motif versions require Open Motif 2.1, which is included in the Eclipse distribution. Although the Motif distribution has performance comparable to Windows, its clunky appearance makes GTK the widely preferred choice on Linux.

However, the Eclipse development teams are able to perform thorough testing only on a limited set of platforms. Consult the readme included with each Eclipse build for a detailed list of officially supported platforms.

Portability of Eclipse is defined mainly by the underlying Java runtime—Eclipse 3.0 needs a Java 1.4 runtime—and by what platform SWT runs on; namely, all graphical UI in Eclipse are based on SWT. Table 2.1 lists various standard Java runtimes. However, earlier versions of Eclipse have also been compiled with gcj

(http://www.klomp.org/mark/classpath/eclipse-gnome-gij.png) and even made to run on .Net, using IKVM on the CLR or Mono through the amazing work of Jeroen Frijters.

For any given Eclipse build, the supported platforms are listed in the readme file included with the download (readme_eclipse.html in the readme directory).

See Also:


This FAQ was originally published in Official Eclipse 3.0 FAQs. Copyright 2004, Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved. This text is made available here under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0.