Installing Eclipse for Android Development on Ubuntu

Posted on May 10, 2012

I decided that I’m going to try building my first “real” Android app.  To do that, I decided that I’d use the Eclipse IDE.  Well, the simplest way to do that is to just use apt or Synaptic and install it.  Easy Peasy.  Using the instructions from the Android Developers site, I downloaded/extracted the latest Android SDK that they listed, and then went to install the ADT Plugin for Eclipse.  I inserted the appropriate URL to download the plugin, but when it got to the point that it was to install them, it bombed.  Eclipse told me that there were things missing.  After a little Googling, I found out that can happen when installing via apt.

My solution was to just go out to the Eclipse site and download the “Classic” environment.  After downloading/extracting the Classic version, I was able to get everything to install with no problems.

Now, all I have to do is figure out how to actually DO something with it…


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