I have downloaded and tried Eclipse Europa and Helios versions (binary tarballs) but they always crash very soon after load by doing just about anything, from trying to create a project to launching the help. There is a lot of stuff in the error logs it leaves, but the only readable part is this:
# A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment:
# SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0xb1ffad8e, pid=27409, tid=3077499088
# JRE version: 6.0_20-b02
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (16.3-b01 mixed mode, sharing linux-x86 )
# Problematic frame:
# C [libxpcom_core.so+0x51d8e]
I have upgraded java several times with the VL packages, and am currently using jre-6u20-i586-1vl60. Any ideas?