Work is in progress to have usable free JVM in the official distribution.
To use sun sdk or jre there are helper packages at http://z42.de/debian/.
These packages are building a deb package from a sun binary distribution.
There are package for eclipse 2.1 named eclipse-sdk.
Work is in progress for eclipse 3 but it already runs using bare tar.gz from eclipse.org.
I am currently running Debian on several computers including :
- Dell Precision 330
- Dell PowedEdge 6400
- Dell PowerEdge 2500
- Dell Latitude D600
- Acer Aspire 1300
- Other assembly PCs
Oracle 126.96.36.199 on debian woody