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Eclipse 3.2 and Java 1.4.2

Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 14:43 by Wayne Beaton

At least one reader of my entry a couple of days ago expressed concern that Eclipse 3.2 might require the use of Java 5. Well it doesn’t. No need for alarm. Apparently there are two plug-ins in the SDK that require the use of Java 5 and if Java 5 isn’t available, those plug-ins just don’t get loaded (apparently these plug-ins have something to do with annotation support presumably in the JDT).

So… there you have it. You can run Eclipse 3.2 on Java 5, but don’t have do. It will run just fine on Java 1.4.2. This should certainly make the GIJ/GCJ folks happy.