I have installed java and eclipse in my raspberry-pi.Installed eclipse using

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sudo apt-get install eclipse

Eclipse is installed and i am able to open the IDE through VNC.But there is no run configurations set in eclipse.It is asking for new run configurations.enter image description here

Even in the run configuration there is no JRE option.

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I also want to add external jar files.Searched the web but didn't get much for eclipse configuration on raspberry-pi

Tried this also with no success.

sudo apt-get install eclipse-jdt

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eclipse is just a runtime, part of a framework (Eclipse RCP) based upon OSGi that helps build portable applications, Rich client applications that are quick to develop and easy, fast and cheap to deploy.

In computer programming, Eclipse is an integrated development environment (IDE). It contains a base workspace and an extensible plug-in system for customizing the environment. Written mostly in Java, Eclipse can be used to develop applications. By means of various plug-ins, Eclipse may also be used to develop applications in other programming languages. Source: Wikipedia

If you want development environments you will need to install them separately. For example, for java

sudo apt-get install eclipse-jdt

... or for C/C++

sudo apt-get install eclipse-cdt

Then everything is installed.

Now, you have to create a "Java Project"

Before being allowed to run a class as a java program because the project metadata explains how to run them. In your screenshot, unlike mine I don't see the letter J in the project icons that highlight their Java nature.

And now as my project is setup, I can execute a class.

  • Tried this ..but eclipse-jdt is already installed.. See my edit above
    – slaveCoder
    Jul 9, 2014 at 17:45
  • I have updated my answer. Your projects seems to lack the java nature. Eclipse in in java so eclipse knows how to use a jre.
    – Jean
    Jul 11, 2014 at 11:16
  • Thanks .. I got it working now. The Java perspective has to be enabled from the windows->preferences option. Now i am able to compile java code from eclipse..
    – slaveCoder
    Jul 11, 2014 at 12:39

In eclipse goto windows->preferences enable java perspective.

  • You may want to give a little more detail. about how you determined this worked. Not everyone will read the above comments -you should strive to make your answers stand alone. Aug 4, 2014 at 10:37

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