You are free to use whatever development environment you want, but CIS 121’ssupported IDE is Eclipse. This means the TAs will be able to provide the mosthelp on this IDE.
Step 1: Install Java 8
Open your browser and type Step 2) Click on 'Download' button. Step 4) Install Eclipse. Click on 'downloads' in Windows file explorer. Click on 'eclipse-inst-win64.exe' file. Step 8) Click on 'LAUNCH' button. Step 9) Click on 'Launch' button. Step 10) Click on 'Create a new Java project' link. As the Mars simultaneous release is going to be based on Eclipse 4.5, WindowBuilder needs to work properly when installed as a feature in an Eclipse 4.5 IDE. Community support The WindowBuilder team needs to continue supporting users who wish to use WB to create their Swing and SWT user interfaces as well as developers wishing to use WB as a.
To run Eclipse, a Java Runtime Environment (JRE) must be installed. You canverify that you have the JDK 8 installed by running the `java -versioncommand (from the Command prompt in Windows or the terminal on Mac):
You should see output similar to lines 2-4 above. Any higher version of Java 8 will also work for this class.
If you do not have the JDK 8 installed, you can download it fromthis site.Select the version for your OS from the table titled “Java SE Development Kit8u171” (or whatever odd number it’s currently at). Do not download evennumbered one, as that one is not a safe build.
Alternatively, if you are running on OS X and prefer Homebrew, you can usethat. Be sure to install Java 8. 11pm utc to ist.
Note: It is best to do this step before installing Eclipse.
Step 2: Install Eclipse
We recommend that you use an Eclipse release version later than Eclipse “OXYGEN”, earlier versions will not work with the style checker. Make sure you have completedStep 1 before installing Eclipse.
- Visit the Eclipse download page
- Click on the link for your platform on the right side of the screen andinstall it by simply unpacking the downloaded file onto your desktop.
- Launch Eclipse.
- The first time you run Eclipse, you need to choose a workspace (a folder thatstores your projects).
Step 3: Make Sure Eclipse is Running Java 8
- Set Eclipse compiler to compliance level 1.8: Window $rightarrow$Preferences $rightarrow$ Java $rightarrow$ Compiler. Set the compliancelevel to 1.8.
- Set project compliance level: Click on the project you are working on in thepackage explorer, then Project $rightarrow$ Properties $rightarrow$Java Compiler. Set the compliance level to 1.8.
- Set default Eclipse JRE to Java 8: Window $rightarrow$ Preferences$rightarrow$ Java $rightarrow$ Installed JREs $rightarrow$ add$rightarrow$ Standard VM $rightarrow$ Directory (Find the installed JDK 8 version)
- The usual location depends on your operating system. You may want tosearch online if you have issues with this step, or come to OH.
- If you created a project before setting the default version to 1.8, youwill need to update your build path.
- Set Execution environment: Window $rightarrow$ Preferences $rightarrow$Java $rightarrow$ Installed JREs $rightarrow$ Execution Environment$rightarrow$ JavaSE-1.8
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