Picking the right Eclipse distribution for you

Products based on Eclipse provide different features for varying needs

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Nathan Good

Date archived: January 4, 2017 | First published: May 20, 2008

Which Eclipse distribution is right for you? Commercial distributions (distros)based on Eclipse Europa offer different features and conveniences. Many commercial ones also offer free or community editions to download and use. This article compares the CodeGear JBuilder 2008 Turbo trial version, nexB EasyEclipse, IBM's Europa bundles, and Innoopract's Yoxo On Demand distros — all of which allow you to download a prepackaged, customized version of Eclipse Europa, and many of which already contain the plug-ins and tools you need to start working right away.

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