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Installing Spring STS or Eclipse IDE on Linux Mint 18 "Sarah"
  1. Download https://spring.io/tools latests
  2. Rename the extracted bundle as "springsource"
  3. sudo mv springsource /opt
  4. sudo chown -R root:root /opt/springsource
  5. sudo chmod -R +r /opt/springsource
  6. sudo cp /opt/springsource/sts-3.8.2.RELEASE/icon.xpm /usr/share/pixmaps/sts.xpm [Your version can be different]
  7. sudo touch /usr/share/applications/sts.desktop<<EOF [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Spring IDE Comment=Spring IDE Exec=/opt/springsource/sts-3.8.2.RELEASE/STS Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/sts.xpm Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=GNOME;Application;Development; StartupNotify=true EOF
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[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Spring IDE
Comment=Spring IDE
Exec=/opt/springsource/sts-3.8.3.RELEASE/STS
Icon=/usr/share/pixmaps/sts.xpm
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=GNOME;Application;Development;Programming;IDE;
StartupNotify=true

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