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Why can't I download stuff from the internet?!?
« on: May 28, 2016, 10:36:03 am »
I'm a little ticked off that I can't download eclipse from the internet. They have eclipse 3.8 in their software crap; what a joke. If you wanna make some java programmers happy with your OS, please, just at least put the latest version of eclipse in your store. It's even free! But since I don't see it in your store, it'd be great if you could make it so I could download it from the internet. This post in a nutshell: make this truly open source

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Re: Why can't I download stuff from the internet?!?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2016, 11:30:36 am »
Not quite sure what your problem is ?

I simply downloaded the Eclipse Installer from the link at the top of this page (Try Eclipse Installer - Linux 32bit | 64bit)
https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/
unpacked the archive by right-clicking it and selecting "Extract here"

entered the extracted "eclipse-installer" folder

and clicked on the "eclipse-inst" binary

and eclipse 4.5.2 installed without issue  :)
« Last Edit: May 28, 2016, 11:36:19 am by PCNetSpec »
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Re: Why can't I download stuff from the internet?!?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 11:47:51 am »
Also, it should be pointed out that Team Peppermint has no control over what does or doesn't appear in the Software Manager ("store," as you called it.)  Peppermint uses the repositories owned by Canonical, the company that produces Ubuntu.  They're notorious for not updating most packages during the life of one of their releases, and Ubuntu 14.04, upon which Peppermint 5 & 6 are based, came out more than 2 years ago.  Ubuntu freezes their repositories in the Alpha stage of an OS build.  So, whatever versions of most software that were out in January 2014 are what are in the repositories.  So, if you have issues with what is in the repositories, the Ubuntu forum is the correct place to voice them, though they're not likely to care.  They're maintaining repositories for releases going back to 2012 and don't have time to keep everything up to date.

Just be happy there's a download for this particular software on their website.  In many cases, we have to wait for the next release to get a newer version.

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Re: Why can't I download stuff from the internet?!?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2016, 11:56:00 am »
Do you know what "open source" means?

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Re: Why can't I download stuff from the internet?!?
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2016, 12:14:02 pm »
Relax guys, it was a valid question/request even though possibly a little off target .. I don't want this forum to turn into one of those where we shoot users down just for asking ;)
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2016, 01:35:46 pm »
I didn't intend to shoot anybody down, I was merely attempting to explain how the repositories work.  If it sounded hostile at all, it was entirely unintended.

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Re: Why can't I download stuff from the internet?!?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2016, 08:43:05 pm »
No offence meant, I was just a bit baffled by the OP.

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Re: Why can't I download stuff from the internet?!?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2016, 09:38:05 pm »
Hi [redacted], just do what PCNetSpec has posted and it'll install no problem.  I've just done it and it took about 4 mins to do from start to finish.  If you have any further issues, please don't hesitate to ask - good luck  ;).
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