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Installing Aptana Studio 3 on Ubuntu

Aptana Studio is an open source integrated development environment (IDE) for building Ajax web applications. It includes support for JavaScript, HTML, DOM, and CSS with code-completion, outlining, JavaScript debugging, error and warning notification and integrated documentation.

If you install the plugin version of the Aptana Studio IDE on an existing installation of eclipse done by the official ubuntu repository, the installation procedure may not work. To solve this problem you must install a few packages through the command line or through Synaptic.

The packages you need to complete the installation of the plugin are:

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eclipse-plugin-cvs
eclipse-jdt
eclipse-pde

So, the command you should use is:

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$ sudo apt-get install eclipse-plugin-cvs eclipse-jdt eclipse-pde

After this you can continue the installation. When the installer tells you that there may be software from unsafe software sources, answer yes to finish the installation. At the end you should restart Eclipse and you’re done!

"Aptana Studio 3 screenshot on Ubuntu Maverick"

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