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How to get Eclipse 3.4 / JavaEE to run on 11.2

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http://forums.opensuse.org – For those interested, I'll share my solution on getting Eclipse running smoothly with 11.2. My very first problem was that I needed the JavaEE version, which is not in the distro. The second problem is that the distro version has issues: Problems with the distro version: The infamous "button doesn't work" problem (more on this later) The plugin / updates don't work, so you can't add any modules Copying and pasting is very erratic However, if you simply download and unpack 3.4.2 from the Eclipse site, you'll get a "Problem has occurred" error when you try to launch it. Here are the steps to get this running: * Unpack the .tar.gz package into a folder that is writable by your userid * To fix the "An Error has occured" problem: Add the following line at the very end of the eclipse.ini file: Code: -Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.XULRunnerPath=/usr/lib64/xulrunner-1.9.1/xulrunner If you run on 32-bit, replace 'lib64' with 'lib'. * To fix the "button doesn't work" problem: in your ~/bin directory, create a file called eclipse.sh and put the following in there: Code: #!/bin/sh # work around e#290395 / LP: #458703 export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=true # replace /home/noarch/apps/eclipse with the path # to where you've unpacked Eclipse /home/noarch/apps/eclipse/eclipse "$@" Then with Menu Editor, add a new Item underneath Development. Point the command to the full path to eclipse.sh created above. Click on the icon and navigate to .../eclipse/plugins/org.eclipse.platform_3.3.101.v200902111700 and pick one of the icons from there. * To fix the copying/pasting problems (VERY annoying) - I would assume this is only a problem on KDE - close Klipper, it interferes with the way Eclipse manages its clipboard. In my case, I NEVER use Klipper, so that was an easy decision. Have fun. (Distributions)