Category Archives: Java

Run Eclipse IDE on One Version of Java, but Target Another

The Eclipse IDE for Java™ Developers (and the other Java developer variants) is itself a Java application that’s used to build Java applications. That relationship can be a bit weird to wrap your brain around. Written almost entirely in Java, the Eclipse … Continue reading

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Eclipse IDE, Oxygen Edition; and Java 9

I’ll admit that I dropped the ball for a while, but I’m back to testing the Eclipse IDE with Java 9. Java 9 includes some pretty major changes, especially in the way that it restricts access to internal code, and … Continue reading

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Java 9 module-info Files in the Eclipse IDE

Note that this post is not intended to be a status update; it’s just a quick update based on some experimenting that I’ve been doing with the beta code. It’s been a while, but I’m back to experimenting in Java 9 … Continue reading

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Eclipse Platform on Java 9 b118

I’d taken a little break from testing Eclipse Platform on Java 9 Jigsaw builds. A few nights ago, I pulled down the latest builds of both and gave them a spin. I pulled down build 118 of the 64 bit … Continue reading

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Swing by to Talk about SWT and JavaFX

Eclipse SWT support for GTK3 has improved dramatically since the Eclipse Mars release: the latest milestone and nightly builds work and look great on my Fedora 22 box. There’s still some work to do, but the progress since Mars is … Continue reading

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Running Eclipse Neon on a Custom Java 9 Image

I’ve started tinkering with the creation of custom Java binary runtime image files. An image file is a configuration of modules packaged up as a runtime platform. The default image contains, basically, everything that makes up the Java runtime. A custom … Continue reading

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Visualizing Java 9 Module Relationships

As I stated in an earlier post, I’ve been running Eclipse Neon on the Java 9 + Jigsaw builds for a little while and haven’t had any issues. I spent a few hours over the weekend tinkering with some modularity … Continue reading

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