It is very easy to install the Eclipse SDK in Arch Linux:
# pacman -Sy eclipse
If you want to use eclipse for C/C++ programming also install eclipse-cdt
# pacman -S eclipse-cdt
There's packages in AUR for enabling Subversion support.
# aurbuild -s eclipse-subclipse
Take a look at http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/library/os-ecl-subversion/ for more information about Subclipse.
# aurbuild -s eclipse-subversive
Enable javadoc integration
Want to see API entries when hovering the mouse pointer over standard Java methods?
1. Go to Window/Preferences, then go to Java/Installed JREs. 2. There should be one named "java" with the type "Standard VM". Select this and click Edit. 3. Select the /opt/java/jre/lib/rt.jar item under "JRE system libraries:", then click "Javadoc Location...". 4. Enter:
in the "Javadoc location path:" text field. 5. Done!