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JDT/Eclipse Java 7 Support (BETA)

Java 7 is not publicly released yet and hence the Eclipse Java 7 support could not be shipped with 3.7 or 4.1. Those who want to use it in 3.7 or 4.1 can do it using the install instructions below.

Note: For those who already installed previous Java 7 patches, you need to first revert to Indigo and then reinstall the newest patch. All patches are based on Indigo features versions (either 3.7 or 4.1).

  1. Help > Install New Software...
  2. enter into the 'Work with' field:
- http://build.eclipse.org/eclipse/java7patch/ for 3.7.0
- http://build.eclipse.org/eclipse/java7patch41/ for 4.1.0
  1. press 'Enter'
  2. select category 'Eclipse Java 7 Support (BETA)'
  3. for faster install, deselect 'Contact all updates sites during install to find required software'
  4. click 'Next'
  5. click 'Next'
  6. accept the license
  7. click 'Finish'
  8. restart Eclipse when asked

In order to use the batch compiler only, you can follow the steps described at the link Using the batch compiler, but use the org.eclipse.jdt.core_3.7.0.v_B**_BETA_JAVA7.jar from your updated install or from http://build.eclipse.org/eclipse/java7patch/plugins/.

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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