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defining the JRE version - why so many tabs to set? [message #1747538] Tue, 15 November 2016 18:45 Go to next message
JC JC is currently offline JC JCFriend
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I'm kind of new to eclipse and I'm having a hard time configuring eclipse Luna.
I noticed that the java version can be defined in many different tabs on eclipse. I can inform it on the compiler tab, on the facets tab and I can also define it in the eclipse.ini file, for example.
I wonder why so many places and what is the purpose of each one.
Re: defining the JRE version - why so many tabs to set? [message #1747570 is a reply to message #1747538] Wed, 16 November 2016 05:10 Go to previous message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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Eclipse contains, at least when the Java Development Tools are installed, its own Java Compiler. That's what the Compiler preferences and settings are affect: how it compiles your source code.

The eclipse.ini file is related to running Eclipse itself--it is mostly a complex Java application. Neon requires at least Java 8 (as implemented in JDK 1.8 or JRE 1.8 ).

I think someone else will have to fill in the gaps about what the facet controls.

Nitin Dahyabhai
Eclipse Web Tools Platform

[Updated on: Wed, 16 November 2016 05:11]

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