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JDT/Eclipse Java 8 Support (BETA)

Eclipse Support for Java 8 - Release Schedule

  • Feb 21st 2014 : Early Access Release IV Release candidate 1 (Available - See below for install instructions)
    • 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.

Eclipse Support for Java 8 - Build Locations

Kepler Update Site

Kepler Build Download

Luna Update Site

Luna Build Download

Eclipse Support for Java 8 - Installation Instructions

Java™ 8 is not publicly released yet and hence the Eclipse Java 8 support cannot be shipped with an official build.
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:

  1. Help > Install New Software...
  2. enter the following URL into the 'Work with' field:
  3. press 'Enter'
  4. select category 'Eclipse Java 8 Support (BETA)'
  5. for faster install, deselect 'Contact all updates sites during install to find required software'
  6. click 'Next'
  7. click 'Next'
  8. accept the license
  9. click 'Finish'
  10. 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_3.9.2.v*_BETA_JAVA8.jar from your updated install.

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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