Installing Eclipse is relatively easy, but does involve a few steps and software from at least two different sources. Eclipse is a Java-based application and, as such, requires a Java runtime environment (JRE) in order to run.
Eclipse 4.6 (Neon)
Consider using the Installer. Please see 6 Steps to Install Eclipse.
Eclipse 4.5 (Mars) was released on June 24, 2015.
Consider using the new Installer! Please see 6 Steps to Install Eclipse.
A Java 7 JRE/JDK is required for all Mars package downloads based on Eclipse 4.5. Information concerning tested configurations for Eclipse 4.5 is providedhere.
Eclipse 4.4 (Luna) was released on June 25, 2014.
A Java 7 JRE/JDK is required for most of the Luna package downloads based on Eclipse 4.4. Information concerning tested configurations for Eclipse 4.4 is provided here.
Eclipse 4.3 (Kepler) was released in June 2013.
A Java 6 JRE/JDK is recommended for Eclipse 4.3. More information concerning tested configurations for Eclipse 4.3 is provided here.