Does Eclipse work on a Linux desktop?

At this time, Eclipse does not support the Linux operating system for desktop client, but you may be able to use Eterm or Solar through one of the various unsupported workarounds mentioned below:

  • Virtualization: software packages such as Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion are designed to run a Windows workstation inside a virtual “container” on your Linux desktop. Because the virtual environment creates a fully functional Windows workstation, all of the standard Eclipse software is compatible.
  • Remote desktop: tools such as Microsoft Remote Desktop or VNC allow Linux desktop users to remotely access existing Windows workstations or servers.
  • Limited Solar compatibility: because Solar is a Java-based application, it can be installed and launched on a Linux desktop directly from your Eclipse server. It is important to note, however, that many functions that are designed to interact with other Windows software packages (Signature Capture, Close Counter Order, Document Indexer, Manifest Processor, etc.) will not function.
  • Eterm Emulation: it may be possible to run Eterm in a Windows emulator like Wine.
If you encounter an issue with the Eclipse software on a Linux desktop, please reproduce the issue on a supported Windows workstation before opening a support request.