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Oxygen on ARM hardware ? [message #1769299] Fri, 28 July 2017 19:05 Go to next message
Vaclav Sal is currently offline Vaclav SalFriend
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I am finally getting somewhere with this problem.
But I got two conflicting wisdoms from forums.
One said that I CANNOT install / run Eclipse Oxygen build for Linux on ARM architecture such as Raspberry Pi. It has , and it indeed does, run on Intel x86.

The opposing side claims that Eclipse is build using Java (!) therefore should run on ARM hardware providing I have " JVM"
I would assume , maybe wrong, that "install" command would ether ask for this JVM or would be installed " automatically " as dependency.
I do not do Java, so this really does not mean much to me.


So - which way is up ? Or correct as case may be.
Thanks
Re: Oxygen on ARM hardware ? [message #1769301 is a reply to message #1769299] Fri, 28 July 2017 20:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Schaefer is currently offline Doug SchaeferFriend
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Eclipse doesn't run on ARM. There is native code that needs to be compiled for it.

And, frankly, Eclipse demands a huge amount of memory and won't fit on a Pi.
Re: Oxygen on ARM hardware ? [message #1769302 is a reply to message #1769301] Fri, 28 July 2017 21:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Vaclav Sal is currently offline Vaclav SalFriend
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Eclipse 3.8 runs just fine on Rasbperry Pi
Apparently complied, so if 3.8 could be, I do not see why total Linux greene like me cannot do that for Oxygen.
I do not get what is in it for people propagating this urban legend about "slow" running Eclipse on RPi.
I have no issue getting technical help, but being my mother ? You are not getting singled out - every "guru" warns me about running Eclipse on RPi, so it must be true.
It ain't so.


Re: Oxygen on ARM hardware ? [message #1769516 is a reply to message #1769302] Tue, 01 August 2017 09:38 Go to previous message
Jonah Graham is currently offline Jonah GrahamFriend
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Eclipse is a "big world". There are many parts of Eclipse IDE. SWT (the GUI layer of Eclipse) is partially written in native code, so needs to be compiled for each platform. Some projects, like CDT, have additional native code (to launch processes and related), and at the moment CDT is not building for Arm.

Of course, CDT can be used to target ARM chips, but Eclipse CDT runs on your normal desktop in that case.

See https://www.eclipse.org/projects/project-plan.php?planurl=/eclipse/development/plans/eclipse_project_plan_4_7.xml#target_environments for the official target platforms of Eclipse 4.7. The core Eclipse runtime should run on them.


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