Homepage:

http://www.eclipse.org/

Download:

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

File(s):

Windows: Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers: eclipse-jee-ganymede-SR2-win32.zip (168 MB)
Linux: Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers: eclipse-jee-galileo-SR1-linux-gtk.tar.gz (188 MB)

Installation

Windows:

Linux:

# cd /usr/local/bin/
# tar xvfz /home/ralf/DOWNLOADS/eclipse-jee-galileo-SR1-linux-gtk.tar.gz
# mv eclipse/ eclipse-galileo/

Configuration

Windows:

-showsplash
org.eclipse.platform
--launcher.XXMaxPermSize
256M
-vm
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_13\bin\javaw.exe
-framework
plugins\org.eclipse.osgi_3.4.3.R34x_v20081215-1030.jar
-vmargs
-Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.5
-Xmx700m
-XX:MaxPermSize=690M

Linux:

-startup
plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.0.201.R35x_v20090715.jar
--launcher.library
plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.gtk.linux.x86_1.0.200.v20090520
-product
org.eclipse.epp.package.jee.product
-showsplash
org.eclipse.platform
--launcher.XXMaxPermSize
256m
-vmargs
-Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.5
-XX:MaxPermSize=690m
-Xms40m
-Xmx700m

Note: Xmx and XX params must be appropriate to your available memory. If Eclipse does not start, down tune them.

Some basic preference settings

Plugins

Subclipse

Homepage:

http://subclipse.tigris.org/

M2Eclipse

Maven Integration for Eclipse provides tight integration for Maven into the IDE.

Homepage:

http://m2eclipse.sonatype.org/

Install additional "extras" from "http://m2eclipse.sonatype.org/sites/m2e-extras"