The best way to get Eclipse on Linux
Flatpak is installed by default on Fedora. For other distros, follow the Flatpak quick setup guide. Now you can add the repository in one of two ways:
Installing via GNOME Software
On most distros, you can simply download the repository file and use GNOME Software to install it. Then you can use GNOME Software to browse all the Eclipse products to install from the repository in the usual way.
Alternatively, you can download one of the following Flatpak reference files and use GNOME Software to directly install your prefered Eclipse product:
The Eclipse Platform only.
The Eclipse SDK includes the Eclipse Platform, Java Development Tools (JDT), and Plug-in Development Environment (PDE).
Installing via the Command Line
From the command line, run:
$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists eclipse-nightly http://eclipse.matbooth.co.uk/flatpak/nightly/eclipse.flatpakrepo
Then you can list all the Eclipse products that are available from the repository by running:
$ flatpak remote-ls eclipse-nightly
And install your favourite Eclipse product by running, for example:
$ flatpak install eclipse-nightly org.eclipse.Platform
For more information about using Flatpak from the command line, see the documentation.
If you enocunter any bugs specific to the Flatpak distribution of Eclipse, please file them here.