Scala IDE can be installed as an Eclipse plugin.
Installing Eclipse IDE on Linux
Start Eclipse. Note Eclipse version visible on splash screen (e.g.
menu (top right) and click on
Install New Software...
button (top right).
(ar anything you want). Leave this menu open.
Get Eclipse update URL for Scala IDE plugin
Open this link in your browser:
Scroll down until you see the plugin version corresponding to your
Eclipse version (e.g.
Eclipse 4.3 (Kepler)
Copy the URL visible there (black text on green background, e.g.
) into clipboard (select, press Ctrl + C).
Go back to open Eclipse menu, paste the text you copied into
box (Ctrl + V). Click
Select the first check box (
Scala IDE for Eclipse
. On the second screen click
I accept the terms of the license agreements
radio button, click
Download should start, the title should say
If you get a message saying something like
You are about to install unverified packages
Eclipse will ask you for a restart, click
After Eclipse restarts you should see a message saying
Upgrade of Scala plugin detected
You can leave all settings on default values, except for memory
settings. Scala plugin is a bit memory intensive and your Eclipse may
crash if heap memory is exhausted.
If you see this message:
Warning: recommended value is at least 1024M
you might consider increasing Eclipse heap size.
Update Eclipse memory settings
of this document:
Installing Eclipse IDE on Debian
on how to do that (increase value of the
If your computer has enough memory I would recommend setting
Now you can write
code in Eclipse. If you do not see Scala perspective open
Window/Open Perspective(optionally /Other)
menu and click on
To create a new
project right click on empty space in
window (left) and select