Explains all the steps required to install LiClipse for Python development on Windows and getting started with Python development using the Hello World project.

How To Install LiClipse for Python On Windows
How To Install LiClipse for Python On Windows
August 17, 2019

In the previous tutorial, we have discussed How To Install Eclipse for Python On Windows. In this tutorial, we will discuss the steps required to install LiClipse for Python development on Windows 10. The steps should be similar for other versions of Windows.

LiClipse provides lightweight editors, theming and usability improvements for Eclipse. It also provides support for TextMate Bundles. Some of the usability improvements over Eclipse includes Multiple Cursors, Vertical Indent Guides, Themed Scrollbars, etc. It also provides HTML preview for the RST, Markdown, and HTML editors. The most recent version of LiClipse while writing this tutorial is 5.2.4 using base Eclipse 4.11 (2019-03).

LiClipseis a paid tool and it provides a 30-days trial period. We need to purchase it at the end of the trial period to further continue using it.

It assumes that Java is already installed on the system. You may also be interested in How To Install OpenJDK 12 On Windows and How To Install Java 11 On Windows.

It also assumes that Python is already installed on the system. You may also be interested in How To Install Python On Windows.

Step 1 - Download LiClipse

Open the LiClipse Download Page and click on the Windows download Link as shown in Fig 1.

Install LiClipse

Fig 1

It will start downloading LiClipse on clicking the download link for Windows.

Step 2 - Install LiClipse

Double click the installer to start installing LiClipse. It will ask for system permissions to make the required changes. Accept the changes to continue with the installation. It will ask to agree on the License Agreement as shown in Fig 2.

LiClipse License Agreement

Fig 2

Accept the agreement and click on the Next Button to continue with the installation. The next dialog provides an option to configure the installation location as shown in Fig 3.

LiClipse Installation Path

Fig 3

Change the installation path if required and click on the Next Button. The next dialog provides an option to configure the Start Menu name as shown in Fig 4.

Configure Start Menu

Fig 4

Change the Start Menu name if required and click on the Next Button. The next dialog provides an option to configure desktop icon as shown in Fig 5.

Desktop Icon

Fig 5

Click on the Next Button after making the changes. The next dialog shows all the configurations as shown in Fig 6.

LiClipse Configuration

Fig 6

Finally, click on the Install Button to start the installation. It will show the success dialog after completing the installation as shown in Fig 7.

LiClipse Installed

Fig 7

Click the Finish Button to finish the installation. It will execute the LiClipse and ask to choose the workspace as shown in Fig 8.

LiClipse Workspace

Fig 8

Change the Workspace location if required and click on the Launch Button to start LiClipse. It will ask to choose the theme at the start as shown in Fig 9.

LiClipse Theme

Fig 9

Click on the OK Button after choosing the Theme. It might also ask to restart after choosing the theme. Click OK Button to restart if required. It will show the default workspace pre-configured for Python development as shown in Fig 10.

LiClipse Welcome Screen

Fig 10

It will also show the title with the UNREGISTERED word since LiClipse mandates to purchase it after the 30-days trial period.

Step 4 - Getting Started with Python - Hello World

You can refer the previous tutorial How To Install Eclipse for Python On Windows to create the first project. This tutorial also shows steps to create the Python Package and Python Module and to execute the program.

Happy coding Python using LiClipse and PyDev !!

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