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What is Eclipse?

Eclipse is an awesome IDE for creating apps, in various languages. It has a GTK+ UI that is much more accesible to regular programmers from a Windows environment than the tools traditionally used by FOSS hackers.

It is currently best for developing apps in Java, but support for C, C++, C# and Python is rapidly catching up.

It was originally a (very) large body of code that IBM open-sourced. There is now a large community of companies and developers using and extending Eclipse.

It has its own Open Source license (the Eclipse Public Library, or EPL).

It is shipped in FedoraCore (>= 4). Plug-ins will be added to Fedora as time permits or as people do the necessary work. ;)

Fedora Eclipse

Fedora Eclipse is a community project encompassing everything Eclipse-related in Fedora. We ship the Eclipse SDK, CDT, as well as the PyDev, ChangeLog, and Bugzilla plugins. We are working on making plugin packagin easier, and also on packaging more plugins.

Would you like to help?

Visit our current website . Talk to us on IRC or the fedora-devel-java mailing list. Package a plug-in for Fedora!

Plug-ins We Ship

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Autotools (part of CDT SRPM)

CMakeed -- Editor for CMake files



EclEmma -- Code coverage tool to help you enhance your unit tests.

EGit -- git support

EMF -- Eclipse Modeling Framework

EPIC -- Perl tooling

GEF -- Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework (not the Visual Editor )

MoreUnit -- Helper for writing more and better unit tests.

Mylyn -- a task-focused UI for Eclipse with bugzilla and trac integration.

Photran -- Fortran support for Eclipse

PHPEclipse -- PHP tooling


QuickREx -- Regular expression tester

RPM Specfile Editor

RPM Specfile Generator -- This plugin makes packaging other plugins really easy.

Eclipse SETools -- SELinux policy analysis tools

Shelled -- Editor for shell scripts

SLIDE -- SLIDE is an integrated development environment (IDE) for Security Enhanced Linux (SELinux) developers and integrators

Subclipse -- support for working with Subversion repositories

Coming soon in rawhide:

BIRT review request

DTP review request


SystemTap GUI review request


Plug-ins We'd Like To Ship


Fedora Eclipse Website

Most of the Fedora "free java" people hang out on #fedora-java on freenode . There are also people on #classpath also on Freenode. Community around Eclipse Linux tools is emerging now and developers are hanging on #eclipse-linux on freenode.

Fedora Java Mailing list

Eclipse (upstream)

Planet Eclipse

GNU Classpath Wiki

Planet Classpath

GCJ - GNU Compiler for Java


It has automated tests . You can also run individual plug-in tests .