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Installing eclipse

K. Tsang

Joined: Sep 13, 2007
Posts: 3060

Hello ok this may be a dumb question. I noticed that for eclipse installation, there are 2 zip files for windows "" (java ee)and "" (java) Now is the java ee zip file practically contains the same stuff as the java zip file?

In another words, do I need to extract both files? into separate directories? or just use the jave ee zip file?

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David Newton

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If you're doing EE work do the JEE version only.
Jesper de Jong
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Eclipse consists of a base IDE and a long list of plug-ins. On the Eclipse website, there are several packages available. Some of the packages contain more plug-ins than others.

The Java EE version contains the base IDE plus a number of plug-ins for Java EE development. You do not need to unzip both those ZIP files; if you want to do Java EE development, just use the Java EE version.

Even if you installed a different version, you can install additional plug-ins in Eclipse later, by going to the Help / Install New Software menu.

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K. Tsang

Joined: Sep 13, 2007
Posts: 3060

Thanks Jesper, I have eclipse sorted out.
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