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"An error has occured" starting Eclipse Macbook Pro [message #1773552] Fri, 29 September 2017 09:08 Go to next message
Malachy Keaveny is currently offline Malachy KeavenyFriend
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Hi, I'm trying to run Eclipse for the first time. I've installed Java JDK 9 and this is what I get when I run Eclipse:

An error has occured.

See the log file
/Users/*/.eclipse/org.eclipse.platform_4.5.0_443765615_macosx_cocoa_x86_64/configuration/1506675657636.log.

Re: "An error has occured" starting Eclipse Macbook Pro [message #1773578 is a reply to message #1773552] Fri, 29 September 2017 15:59 Go to previous message
Nitin Dahyabhai is currently offline Nitin DahyabhaiFriend
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None of the released Eclipse versions work out-of-the-box with Java 9; those versions will come next month starting with Oxygen.1a. Follow these instructions to get the older version to work with Java 9: https://wiki.eclipse.org/Configure_Eclipse_for_Java_9#Configure_Eclipse_for_Java_9_modules , or switch back to Java 8 for now. You can use the -vm command line switch to force Eclipse to use a specific JVM executable. You can find more info that at https://help.eclipse.org/oxygen/topic/org.eclipse.platform.doc.user/tasks/running_eclipse.htm?cp=0_3_0 .

Nitin Dahyabhai
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