Package Details: eclipse-platform 4.14-2

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Package Base: eclipse-platform
Description: A minimal installation suitable for complete per-user customization with the built-in Eclipse package manager
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Keywords: Development IDE Java
Licenses: EPL
Conflicts: eclipse-common
Provides: eclipse=4.14
Submitter: None
Maintainer: flortsch
Last Packager: flortsch
Votes: 24
Popularity: 0.71
First Submitted: 2010-06-28 15:30
Last Updated: 2020-01-08 01:51

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flortsch commented on 2020-01-08 02:07

I took maintainership of this package as eddy_hunter gave it up. I pushed a commit where I changed the dependency from java-environment to java-runtime as suggested by tinywrkb, because Eclipse only requires a JRE for execution and installing a JDK is only necessary if you use this package to set up a Java IDE. Maybe, JDKs and other language compilers/tools should be listed as optional dependencies with a reference to corresponding Eclipse plugins (like JDT or CDT). Or, we echo a message after installation informing the user that he has to install the corresponding compilers/tools on its own when installing Eclipse plugins that require them.

tinywrkb commented on 2019-10-07 19:26

Why depend on java-environment and not java-runtime?

Janfel commented on 2019-07-27 15:51

Please add the package "eclipse-common" to the conflicting packages, or make it a dependency by removing the files provided by "eclipse-common" from your package.

flortsch commented on 2018-06-30 10:42

The eclipse.desktop file is still using the old 4.7 version string.

cleanrock commented on 2017-10-29 02:43

I did not see the 4.7.1a update when using pacaur, perhaps it is better to step pkgrel for minor updates like this.

flortsch commented on 2017-07-01 18:00

Just updated to the recent version and saw that there is an install script which manually calls gtk-update-icon-cache. With the latest Gnome package guidelines, you could omit this call by depending on the gtk-update-icon-cache package which automatically updates the icon cache via pacman hooks. See

flortsch commented on 2017-02-22 22:30

What I mean is to use webkit2gtk instead of deprecated webkitgtk2 like the official eclipse-common package does.
This allows to use Eclipse with gtk3 and without having to install gtk2.

eddy_hunter commented on 2017-02-10 15:53

Updated package to reflect the suggested changes, apologies for the delay

flortsch commented on 2017-01-29 16:19

Could this PKGBUILD be changed to use webkit2gtk instead of libwebkit (webkitgtk2)?
The new eclipse-common package in the official repo now also uses the newer webkit2gtk package.

stativ commented on 2017-01-02 14:06

Could you please change the installation directory from /usr/share/eclipse to /usr/lib/eclipse?

The eclipse packages from extra use the /usr/lib directory since eclipse 4.5.0. Many plugins found in AUR are already adapted to /usr/lib, making them unusable with eclipse-platform without tweaking.