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This is not the latest version of Eclipse available.



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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 7/7/2015.

Eclipse IDE facilitates programming. One could develop Java code by creating it, compile it using javac and run it. Eclipse is able to validate code during development. E.g. if code cannot be compiled Eclipse will highlight the code that causes the issue. Eclipse supports native and custom shortcuts that could accelerate development.

Suitable for developers of other languages than Java as well:

Although the Eclipse Foundation highlights that this package has been designed for Java EE Developers as it is called Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers. Developers of other languages could use this package as well by installing additional software. E.g. Python, Ruby, Groovy, Go, Clojure, Haskell, Scala developers could use Eclipse as an IDE as well. In addition to programming, it is possible to create statistical reports by installing BIRT.

Optional installation commands:

Issue -packageparameters '"/InstallLocation=C:\Path\to\installationdirectory"' to overwrite the default installation directory, e.g. choco install eclipse -packageparameters '"/InstallLocation=C:\temp"' extracts the package in C:\temp.

Bugs and Features:

Create an issue or comment to an existing one -

To install Eclipse, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install eclipse --version 4.5

To upgrade Eclipse, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade eclipse --version 4.5


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'eclipse'
    $packageVersion = '4.5'
    $32BitUrl = ''
    $64BitUrl = ''
    $global:installLocation = "C:\Program Files\Eclipse Foundation\$packageVersion"
    $checksum = 'b713dc568cfb1a913fe69556c25a7a5f'
    $checksumType = 'md5'
    $checksum64 = '8d1703c0ed557e3c9a3f1a278fded715'
    $checksumType64 = 'md5'
    if(!$PSScriptRoot){ $PSScriptRoot = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path -Parent }
    . "$PSScriptRoot\OverwriteParameters.ps1"
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage "$packageName" "$32BitUrl" "$global:installLocation" "$64BitUrl" -checksum "$checksum" -checksumType "$checksumType" -checksum64 "$checksum64" -checksumType64 "$checksumType64"
    $eclipseExecutable = "$global:installLocation\eclipse\eclipse.exe"
    Install-ChocolateyDesktopLink "$eclipseExecutable"
    Install-ChocolateyPinnedTaskBarItem "$eclipseExecutable"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'eclipse'
    if(!$PSScriptRoot){ $PSScriptRoot = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Path -Parent }
    . "$PSScriptRoot\Uninstall-ZipPackage.ps1"
    Uninstall-ZipPackage "$packageName"
  • tools\OverwriteParameters.ps1 Show
    function OverwriteParameters {
    	$arguments = @{};
    	$packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters;
    	if($packageParameters) {
    		Write-Host "PackageParameters: $packageParameters"
    		$MATCH_PATTERN = "/([a-zA-Z]+)=(.*)"
    		$VALUE_INDEX = 2
    		if($packageParameters -match $MATCH_PATTERN){
    			$results = $packageParameters | Select-String $MATCH_PATTERN -AllMatches 
    			$results.matches | % { 
    		} else {
    			Write-Host "Default packageParameters will be used"
    		if($arguments.ContainsKey("InstallLocation")) {
    			$global:installLocation = $arguments["InstallLocation"];
    			Write-Host "Value variable installLocation changed to $global:installLocation"
    		} else {
    			Write-Host "Default InstallLocation will be used"
    	} else {
    		Write-Host "Package parameters will not be overwritten"
  • tools\Uninstall-ZipPackage.ps1 Show
    function Uninstall-ZipPackage {
      [string] $packageName
    	if(!$packageName) {
    		Write-ChocolateyFailure "Uninstall-ZipPackage" "Missing PackageName input parameter."
    	ChildItem "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\${packageName}" -Recurse -Filter "${packageName}" | 
    	ForEach-Object{ $installLocation = (Get-Content $_.FullName | Select-Object -First 1);
    		if (("$installLocation" -match "${packageName}|apache-tomcat") -and (Test-Path -Path "$installLocation")) {
    			Write-Host "Uninstalling by removing directory $installLocation";
    			Remove-Item -Recurse -Force "$installLocation"
    		} else {
    			Write-ChocolateyFailure "Uninstall-ZipPackage" "Unable to delete directory: $installLocation"

Virus Scan Results

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Eclipse Foundation


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Eclipse 4.9 1802 Wednesday, November 21, 2018 approved
Eclipse 4.8.0 9246 Thursday, June 28, 2018 approved
Eclipse 51 Thursday, July 26, 2018 approved
Eclipse 4.7.3 5736 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 approved
Eclipse 4.7.2 5430 Wednesday, December 20, 2017 approved
Eclipse 354 Wednesday, December 20, 2017 approved
Eclipse 4881 Saturday, October 21, 2017 approved
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