Enable global menu and HUD support in Eclipse IDE

January 13, 2013 – 17:42 by Adnan Hodzic

As I couldn’t retain my curiosity for Ubuntu’s “Raring Ringtail” release, I ended up having a dual boot with Ubuntu 13.04 and Debian Sid.

Even thought at the moment 13.04 is only 24% complete, it’s already a pretty promising release. However, one thing that heavily annoyed me is that global menu and HUD (still) don’t work out of box with Eclipse IDE.

Being part of Debian Java team (working on Eclipse) I had to do something about it. To make it as simple as possible for you, I made a package which enables mentioned features.

Package is made for/tested and working on 32/64 bit architectures on 12.04/12.10/13.04 Ubuntu.

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fooctrl/eclipse
  • sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install eclipse-enable.appmenu

enable eclipse global menu and HUD








In following days I’ll push a Eclipse patch which will enable global menu and HUD support out of box, thus eliminating need to install this package in future.

14.04 Update

With the release of Ubuntu 14.04, this problem has been fixed and this package isn’t necessary anymore. Thus the reason, why it’s not available for Ubuntu >= 14.04.

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