Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Coding Python (Pydev) on Ubuntu 12.04 with Eclipse Juno

A short blog post. After having installed the latest pydev on the newest eclipse juno, I found that python would not work. All the relevant buttons for python development did not appear, even though the software manager reported that pydev was installed. As such, to get both working correctly I had to do the following:

  1. Following this guide, http://www.vogella.com/articles/Python/article.htmlH as far as installing pydev. However, do not go any further as installing pydev 3.0 didnt seem to work. Niether did it work on Eclipse kepler 4.0.3. A similiar issue was reported here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19916925/problems-downloading-artifact-error-reading-signed-content
  2. As such, when eclipse is installed, go to help-> install new software. For the source, type: “http://pydev.org/updates”. 
  3. Uncheck “show only the latest versions of available software”. 
  4. Select Pydev for Eclipse version 2.8.2.
  5. Works!


  1. I am very much interested in computers and electronics. Very informative text. Thanks for sharing with others. Good

  2. Good details. It is very much important to be updated with the technology, particularly for people in the field of computers. Thanks

  3. Thank you for giving valuable inputs. Bringing back the non working computers to working mode gives a lot of satisfaction.
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