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Eclipse should work fine on any Linux distribution that has
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Each release of Eclipse is tested on a set of officially supported platforms:
GTK+ 2.2.1 and higher—SWT is
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based on GTK2—and a 1.4 JRE. Motif versions
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require Open Motif 2.1, which is included in the Eclipse distribution.
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Although the Motif distribution has performance comparable to Windows,
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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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* [https://www.eclipse.org/projects/project-plan.php?planurl=http://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/development/plans/eclipse_project_plan_4_7.xml#target_environments Eclipse Platform 4.7 (Oxygen)]
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* [https://www.eclipse.org/projects/project-plan.php?planurl=http://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/development/plans/eclipse_project_plan_4_6.xml#target_environments Eclipse Platform 4.6 (Neon)]
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* [https://www.eclipse.org/projects/project-plan.php?planurl=http://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/development/plans/eclipse_project_plan_4_5.xml#target_environments Eclipse Platform 4.5 (Mars)]
  
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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The latest releases should normally work fine on any recent Linux distribution. But the Linux graphical UI systems change fast and it is entirely possible that newer releases of Eclipse will not work on older distributions, and similarly older releases of Eclipse may not work on newer distributions.
(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.
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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>
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Portability of Eclipse is defined mainly by the underlying Java runtime (Eclipse 4.6 and later needs a Java 8 runtime) and by what platform SWT runs on, as all graphical UI in Eclipse are based on SWT.
in the <tt>readme</tt> directory).
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For historical interest, earlier versions of Eclipse have also been compiled with <tt>gcj</tt> (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.
  
 
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* IKVM (http://www.ikvm.net)
 
* IKVM (http://www.ikvm.net)
  
<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>
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Latest revision as of 09:57, 28 June 2017

Each release of Eclipse is tested on a set of officially supported platforms:

The latest releases should normally work fine on any recent Linux distribution. But the Linux graphical UI systems change fast and it is entirely possible that newer releases of Eclipse will not work on older distributions, and similarly older releases of Eclipse may not work on newer distributions.

Portability of Eclipse is defined mainly by the underlying Java runtime (Eclipse 4.6 and later needs a Java 8 runtime) and by what platform SWT runs on, as all graphical UI in Eclipse are based on SWT.

For historical interest, 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.

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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.