How to run Eclipse from your USB key?
Having a runnable copy of Eclipse on your USB drive is very handy. Here is how to set up Eclipse + JDT on your USB key. It assumes that your USB key is inserted as F:
- Download Eclipse Platform and JDT from http://www.eclipse.org/
- Extract the content of the two files to the directory “F:\Eclipse”
- You have to have Java Development Kit (JDK) installed on your computer first. Get JDK from http://java.sun.com
- Suppose JDK is installed at “C:\JDK”, copy the content of the directory “C:\JDK” to the directory “F:\JDK”
Create a start-up batch file
You could type the following commands every time you want to start Eclipse, or (highly recommended!) save the following commands to the file “F:\eslipse.bat”. Then you just need to double-click this file to start Eclipse.