Installing Eclipse Neon on Ubuntu 16.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04, Eclipse Mars would run “okay” but would not launch applications to run or debug.

So I downloaded the Eclipse Installer from download “neon”

By default the installer installs Eclipse in /home/USERNAME/eclipse/WHICH_ECLIPSE_VERSION. For my laptop, I let it install Eclipse there.

In /usr/share/applications, I created eclipse-neon-java.desktop:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Eclipse-Neon-PHP
Type=Application
Exec=/home/roye/eclipse/php-neon/eclipse/eclipse
Terminal=false
Icon=/home/roye/eclipse/php-neon/eclipse/icon.xpm
Comment=Integrated Development Environment
NoDisplay=false
Categories=Development;IDE;
Name[en]=Eclipse-Neon-PHP

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