I've been trying to add an item for Eclipse in Alacarte without success. Several users suggested adding a file named
/usr/share/applications, similar to what has been suggested for Ubuntu 12.04, but it doesn't have any effect.
Update: I have finally managed to get Eclipse showing up in the Dash, but only for my user. Apparently
.desktop files created in
/usr/share/applications are being ignored, why?
Apart from that it seems that Alacarte is largely useless in 13.10.