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** See [http://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_Where_do_I_get_and_install_Eclipse%3F Eclipse installation FAQ] under "Installing Java" for more information.   
 
** See [http://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_Where_do_I_get_and_install_Eclipse%3F Eclipse installation FAQ] under "Installing Java" for more information.   
 
** Quick link: [http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index-jdk5-jsp-142662.html JRE 5.0] will probably work fine.
 
** Quick link: [http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index-jdk5-jsp-142662.html JRE 5.0] will probably work fine.
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Ensure that a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.5 or higher is installed. This can be done with the command:
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An IBM, Sun, or equivalent JRE is required; The gcj-based Java shipped with most Linux distributions does not work with Eclipse. If in doubt, run the above command and check if there is a reference to gcj. If you are using the Linux operating system, download and install either the [http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index_jdk5.jsp Sun Java Runtime Environment] or the [http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/linux/download.html IBM Java Runtime Environment].

Revision as of 11:14, 19 October 2010

Installing Java for use with Eclipse

  • Eclipse needs at least a Java Runtime Engine (JRE) to function.
    • You need the Sun or IBM versions of Java (not Linux's GCJ)
    • Java 1.5 or higher is needed. (Note that "Java 1.5" is the same as "JRE 5.0")
    • See Eclipse installation FAQ under "Installing Java" for more information.
    • Quick link: JRE 5.0 will probably work fine.


Ensure that a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.5 or higher is installed. This can be done with the command:

   java -version

An IBM, Sun, or equivalent JRE is required; The gcj-based Java shipped with most Linux distributions does not work with Eclipse. If in doubt, run the above command and check if there is a reference to gcj. If you are using the Linux operating system, download and install either the Sun Java Runtime Environment or the IBM Java Runtime Environment.

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