To start the Java–– IDE, double-click the
eclipse application file in the directory where you unpacked the Eclipse distribution with Java––. The Java–– IDE system prompts you for a workspace. The workspace is the location in your file system where the Java–– IDE stores its preferences and other resources (for example your projects can be stored in the workspace). Select a directory (likely empty) and click the
The Java–– IDE starts and shows the welcome page. Close this page by clicking the
After closing the welcome screen, the Java–– IDE should look similar to the following screenshot.