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[Eclipse] Minimal Eclipse installation step by step

Eclipse installation:
Go to
Find the Latest Release section and click on Build Name (e.g. 4.17):

Scroll down the page and find the Platform Runtime Binary section and click on the appropriate version for your OS:

Download it and install.
Eclipse needs JAVA.
NOTE: 64-bit Eclipse version needs 64-bit JAVA environment and the same for 32-bit. That means it won’t work if 32-bit JAVA environment is installed and you want to use 64-bit Eclipse version.

Now you need to create the workspace folder (the place where eclipse will gather information about IDE settings and Eclipse projects)
NOTE: Eclipse is based on its projects. That means you cannot edit any single file before creating a project in Eclipse.

I prefer to create workspace folder inside eclipse folder:

Run Eclipse:
Now run Eclipse and point to the workspace folder. After that, you will get an Eclipse window:

What next?
This version of Eclipse (Platform Runtime Binary) have only a core of the Eclipse IDE.
Even the Marketplace is not available.
How to add the Marketplace, useful plugins and additions is described in this blog entry.

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