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What are IDEs for, other than to make Visual XXXX people feel at home?
It's not that difficult to find a good editor (JEdit for instance, a little
slow, but very well featured; or EMACS/vim for hard-core devs), set up CVS, ANT
and the JDK and you have all you need.
One nice thing about Eclipse (or at least the Websphere Application Developer
instance of it) is its integration with CVS and ANT.