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2020-12 release [message #1835702] Thu, 10 December 2020 17:26 Go to next message
Nader Jafari is currently offline Nader JafariFriend
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well since java developers usually have a jvm why we should have a java package including HotSpot VM? what if I need OpenJ9 VM instead since Im limited on system's memory? Including such a thing to other packages makes sense but java package.... seriously?

p.s: btw adding linux aarch64 packages was a nice touch thank you guys

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Re: 2020-12 release [message #1835705 is a reply to message #1835702] Thu, 10 December 2020 18:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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I also questioned this, but the package providers though it would be best to provide something that worked out-of-the-box regardless of what's installed on the machine. This is not the JDT project's choice, it's the Eclipse Packaging Project's choice.

In any case, you can use the installer and choose any JVM you want that's already installed or one from the JustJ project (as in the packages).


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Re: 2020-12 release [message #1835706 is a reply to message #1835705] Thu, 10 December 2020 18:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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It's also important to point out that via Window -> Preferences -> Installed JREs you can use any JRE you want for development purposes independent of the one used to run the IDE.

You could even automate the creation of such an Installed JRE with Oomph with a JRE task in your User setup:

https://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_Oomph_Authoring


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Re: 2020-12 release [message #1835801 is a reply to message #1835705] Sun, 13 December 2020 17:05 Go to previous message
Nader Jafari is currently offline Nader JafariFriend
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Thank you for your answer.
Well I feel better now that I know someone actually asked packaging project "whats going on?". They are kinda right it would be good for people to download eclipse and it just works but ....
Anyway a good suggestion to them would be "add your own VM; OpenJ9" to the mix
Also I know its packager's decision but their forum is empty no one checks their forum so I posted on JDT one sorry
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