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Eclipse Development on Windows 7 [message #496143] Mon, 09 November 2009 04:31 Go to next message
Bud Curtis is currently offline Bud CurtisFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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I'm thinking of buying a new laptop and of course it will have Windows 7
on it. What are the issues in using Eclipse in a Windows 7 system. There
must be runtime issues regarding the SWT in addition to requiring a JDK
that supports win64?

Must I get the upgrade to Windows professional so I can run the old XP
environment? In addition, I haven't found any open source tools like
notepad++ or winmerge that support the windows 7 OS. Does anyone know if
those are in the works?

For the pure Java applications (Tomcat, Derby, etc...) am I safe with a
x64 JDK? I would appreciate any warning you might want to offer. I hate
venturing into the unknown while supporting a new development contract.

By the way, which JDK do I use if I have the Intel Dual T6600 processor.
Does anyone have the download URL?
Re: Eclipse Development on Windows 7 [message #496175 is a reply to message #496143] Mon, 09 November 2009 09:41 Go to previous message
Dani Megert is currently offline Dani MegertFriend
Messages: 3801
Registered: July 2009
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Bud Curtis wrote:
> I'm thinking of buying a new laptop and of course it will have Windows
> 7 on it. What are the issues in using Eclipse in a Windows 7 system.
> There must be runtime issues regarding the SWT in addition to
> requiring a JDK that supports win64?
Make sure to take the latest 6.0 JRE/SDK and the latest Eclipse 3.5.x or
3.6 build as we've identified and fixed some major issues. With those
fixes the Eclipse SDK should run fine.

Dani
>
> Must I get the upgrade to Windows professional so I can run the old XP
> environment? In addition, I haven't found any open source tools like
> notepad++ or winmerge that support the windows 7 OS. Does anyone know
> if those are in the works?
>
> For the pure Java applications (Tomcat, Derby, etc...) am I safe with
> a x64 JDK? I would appreciate any warning you might want to offer. I
> hate venturing into the unknown while supporting a new development
> contract.
>
> By the way, which JDK do I use if I have the Intel Dual T6600
> processor. Does anyone have the download URL?
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