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= Eclipse Support for Java 8 - Release Schedule =
 
= Eclipse Support for Java 8 - Release Schedule =
* Feb 1st 2014 : Early Access Release III ('''Available''' - See below for install instructions)
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* Feb 21st 2014 : Early Access Release IV '''Release candidate 1'''
 
** What is new in this release ?  
 
** What is new in this release ?  
*** JDT/Core and JDT/APT modules are feature complete for Java 8, in particular,
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*** JDT/Core and JDT/APT modules are feature complete for Java 8
*** Full support for Java 8 type inference specification.
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*** Improved support for Java 8 in JDT/UI and JDT/Debug
 
*** Improved support for Java 8 in JDT/UI and JDT/Debug
*** Lambda Serialization support.
 
 
*** Numerous defect fixes.
 
*** Numerous defect fixes.
 
* Feb 21st 2014: Early Access Release IV: '''Release candidate 1'''
 
  
 
* March 7th 2014 : '''Release candidate 2'''
 
* March 7th 2014 : '''Release candidate 2'''
  
* March 18th 2014: '''General availability release'''.
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* March 18th 2014: '''General availability release''' ('''Available''' - See below for install instructions)
  
 
= Eclipse Support for Java 8 - Installation Instructions =
 
= Eclipse Support for Java 8 - Installation Instructions =
  
Java&trade; 8 is not publicly released yet and hence the Eclipse Java 8 support cannot be shipped with an official build.<br>
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Starting with I20140318-0830 all our Luna (4.4) builds contain the Eclipse support for Java™ 8. For Kepler SR2 (4.3.2) a feature patch is available. For details go to our [http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/ downloads page].
Those who want to use it in '''Kepler (4.3.1)''' or in the latest '''4.3.2 maintenance''' build can install it with these steps:
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= Eclipse Support for Java 8 - Build Locations =
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These were the BETA build locations (see above for the new instructions):
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[http://build.eclipse.org/eclipse/builds/4P/siteDir/updates/4.3-P-builds Kepler Update Site]
  
#Help &gt; Install New Software...
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[http://build.eclipse.org/eclipse/builds/4P/siteDir/eclipse/downloads/drops4/ Kepler Build Download]
#enter the following URL into the 'Work with' field:<br><pre>http://dist.springsource.com/snapshot/TOOLS/java8/e43</pre>
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#press 'Enter'
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#select category 'Eclipse Java 8 Support (BETA)'
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#for faster install, deselect 'Contact all updates sites during install to find required software'
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#click 'Next'
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#click 'Next'
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#accept the license
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#click 'Finish'
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#accept the security warning about unsigned content
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#restart Eclipse when asked
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In order to use the batch compiler only, you can follow the steps described at the link [http://help.eclipse.org/indigo/index.jsp?topic=%2Forg.eclipse.jdt.doc.user%2Ftasks%2Ftask-using_batch_compiler.htm Using the batch compiler], but use the org.eclipse.jdt.core_3.9.2.v*_BETA_JAVA8.jar from your updated install.
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[http://build.eclipse.org/eclipse/builds/4Y/siteDir/updates/4.4-Y-builds Luna Update Site]
  
'''Note:''' This is an implementation of an early-draft specification developed under the Java Community Process (JCP) and is made available for testing and evaluation purposes only. The code is not compatible with any specification of the JCP.
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[http://build.eclipse.org/eclipse/builds/4Y/siteDir/eclipse/downloads/drops4/ Luna Build Download]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:21, 19 March 2014

Eclipse Support for Java 8 - Release Schedule

  • Feb 21st 2014 : Early Access Release IV Release candidate 1
    • What is new in this release ?
      • JDT/Core and JDT/APT modules are feature complete for Java 8
      • Improved support for Java 8 in JDT/UI and JDT/Debug
      • Numerous defect fixes.
  • March 7th 2014 : Release candidate 2
  • March 18th 2014: General availability release (Available - See below for install instructions)

Eclipse Support for Java 8 - Installation Instructions

Starting with I20140318-0830 all our Luna (4.4) builds contain the Eclipse support for Java™ 8. For Kepler SR2 (4.3.2) a feature patch is available. For details go to our downloads page.

Eclipse Support for Java 8 - Build Locations

These were the BETA build locations (see above for the new instructions):

Kepler Update Site

Kepler Build Download

Luna Update Site

Luna Build Download

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