Workspace and Development Tools¶
We recognize that there are different ways to set up a workspace and different tools that may be chosen. This is just one way to set things up.
Suggested Directory Structure¶
NOTE: You may have different versions of eclipse and java.
Download the latest Java_8_SE_Development_Kit from Oracle. Select a Linux x64 package.
Download the Apache_Maven_3.3.9 binary. NOTE: 3.3.9 is the recommended version, even though much higher versions are available.
Create an .m2 directory for maven and put settings.xml in it. Edit the local repository path in settings.xml to make it correct for your environment. Everything else should be OK.
Download Eclipse_for_Linux. Select the 64-bit Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers. Oxygen seems to be the latest version. These instructions were written for Neon. Unpack it.
In the eclipse directory, edit eclipse.ini
Add (or change) the -vm setting so that it points to your JDK.
Adjust the maximum heap space (2GB is recommended).
- Configure eclipse to use your external maven 3.3.9 installation:
Go to Window→Preferences→Maven→Installations
Click “Add” and browse to your apache-maven-3.3.9 directory. Click “OK” to select it.
Make sure the external installation is selected:
- Configure eclipse to use your settings.xml
Go to Window→Preferences→Maven→User Settings
Type the full path to your settings.xml file into the “User Settings” box and click “OK”.