Which is the 'Standard' Eclipse IDE Distribution

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I'm starting to learn Java having developed in .NET for a couple of years. I'm wondering which is the 'standard' Eclipse distribution, since there seems to be a lot of versions. I'm not that up with the Java lingo and so don't really know if I want 'beans' or 'ee' etc.

Download page: http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

I just want to use it to build web apps, desktop programs, maybe muck about with a couple of mobile sdks.
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There is a nice comparison page linked from the downloads


but I guess you've seen that?

Eclipse has a plug-in architecture and all but a few core functionalities are plug-ins. Thus, the way I understand it, these download choices are the same core Eclipse with a different set of plug-in to suit different purposes, and that any available plug-in can be added at a later date.

Unless the machine you intend to install it on is very low spec. then I recommend Java EE.
Mick BarryJava Developer
Top Expert 2010
if you are building web apps then you need the one for EE developers


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