Eclipse in 2017

satya - 1/18/2018, 6:35:28 PM

I used to like when eclipse didn't need an installation to run

Save and restore of old directories when I have upgraded my laptop OS no longer works.

there seem to be some crap saved under windows/users directory that gets blown out and eclipse need reinstall :(

Anyway I have switched to the latest release, that appears to be dated on Dec 2017.

Right off the bat there was confusion about should I install for Java EE or the standard Java. If I need Java EE later, will it be 2 different installs? Not sure.

satya - 1/18/2018, 6:36:24 PM

This command is still useful in setting up the VM

i:\Eclipse.exe -vm i:\jdk142\bin\javaw.exe -data d:\my-Eclipse-workspace

satya - 1/18/2018, 6:37:07 PM

Here are some old notes on setting up eclipse

Here are some old notes on setting up eclipse

satya - 1/18/2018, 6:38:24 PM

I was able to keep the JDK 1.8 file structure

Means I did not reinstall JDK

New eclipse install asked where the JDK is during the installation. This prompt will resolve to the java\bin\javaw.exe

satya - 1/18/2018, 6:40:24 PM

How do I know what is installed?

(button) Installation Details

satya - 1/18/2018, 6:41:57 PM

Key noteworthy components from installation

Java Git
Web developer tools (CSS)