Mar 19, 2014

Tutorial: Installing Java 8 support for Eclipse Kepler

Java SE 8 has launched (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html), but what about support in Eclipse Kepler? There is a feature patch (https://wiki.eclipse.org/JDT_Core/Java8), but only for Kepler SR2 (4.3.2). 

Installation (https://wiki.eclipse.org/JDT/Eclipse_Java_8_Support_For_Kepler):

  1. Help > Install New Software...
  2. enter the following URL into the 'Work with' field: http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/updates/4.3-P-builds/
  3. select category 'Eclipse Java 8 Support (for Kepler SR2)'
  4. for faster install, deselect 'Contact all updates sites during install to find required software'
  5. click 'Next', click 'Next', accept the license, click 'Finish', restart Eclipse when asked...

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