Eclipse Che combines a developer workspace server and cloud IDE. Users can replicate, distribute and share developer workspaces so that they run identically on any machine and OS – virtually eliminating project setup and maintenance time. Che’s workspace configuration file encompasses project sources, build/debug runtime and execution commands. When the configuration is executed in Eclipse Che, the workspace is created in its own Docker container, protecting it from dependency conflicts. Che workspaces can be created for a brand new project, built to match a production deployment, or automatically created as part of the continuous integration pipeline.
Bitnami Virtual Machines contain a minimal Linux operating system with Eclipse Che installed and configured. This enables you to run the application without actually installing it on your computer. It's completely isolated from other software installed on your machine and makes an ideal sandbox for your project.
Using the Bitnami Virtual Machine image requires hypervisor software such as VMware Player or VirtualBox. Both of these hypervisors are available free of charge. After installing your preferred hypervisor, download and extract the Bitnami Virtual Machine by following the instructions in our getting started guide for VMware or VirtualBox.
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Key features of Eclipse Che include
- Pre-built environments for many languages
- Custom environments defined by Dockerfiles
- Root access terminal and SSH
- Custom workspace commands
- Built-in application preview
Why use the Bitnami Eclipse Che Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run Eclipse Che in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami Eclipse Che Stack is:
We track every release of Eclipse Che and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of Eclipse Che as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying Eclipse Che or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami Eclipse Che Stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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I'm using version 5.4.1-0 VM. It works flawlessly. I wish the default images provided by Eclipse Che used more recent versions of Node.js.
Eclipse che itself is an excellent product, however the bitnami configured virtual machines are not as simple as "start it, change passwords, and off you go".
The server was connectable as soon as the VM started using the default login. Which is perfect. However, once you create a workspace it's all downhill. The workspace will install fine, but che can't interact with the workspace due to some misconfiguration. I personally resorted to setting something similar up myself, it turned out to take a lot less time than I was originally anticipating.
TL; DR: There is a misconfiguration in the bitnami setup resulting in an unusable eclipse che. Until this is fixed, it's probably better to set up yourself using the eclipse che documentation.
It doesn't work out of the box. Workspaces don't start. It seems no one checked it, as most reviews say the same.
This deployed Eclipse Che to my Google Cloud account perfectly for further PoC of the tool in a stable always running environment.
Workspaces install alright but can never start because the reverse proxy seems to be underconfigured/misconfigured and the web frontend can't communicate with the Eclipse Che backend.