Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Eclipse : Starting with a different VM

For various reasons, a PC I use has Java 1.4 installed and the latest Eclipse Europa requires 1.5. I am unable to update the classpath, environment etc. so although 1.5 was installed, Eclipse would not find it.

The solution was to use the command line option:

C:\eclipse\eclipse.exe -vm "C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.5.0_15\jre\bin\java.exe"

This forces Eclipse to load with the 1.5 VM.

I placed the command above in a shortcut so it's easily accessible from the desktop.


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