- Install Eclipse (from the Gnome Software application.)
- You do not need to install Minecraft, because you will be running a modded instance of the game, built around the mdk.
- extract the mdk.zip contents into your mod directory
- cd ~/minemods/mod_01 && ls
- note: the 'gradlew' file is a linux executable
- attend the installation to ensure the build was successful
See here for further instruction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0zXArplb9Y&index=2&list=PLDhiRTZ_vnoX4bx_BJccGV7MjpXUfVJSn