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trouble installing and running eclipse

Dan Maples1
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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Hi everybody, I am trying to install and run eclipse on my computer. I unzipped to a folder on my desktop temporarily, when I open the folder and then double click eclipse.exe a message box appears, tells me that there was an error and then reffers me to the log file. This is the error log file below, if anybody can help me solve my problem it would be great. Thanks!!! -Dan
Steven Bell
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Joined: Dec 29, 2004
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It looks like you're running Java 1.3.x and I think eclipse need 1.4+
Dan Maples1
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
Posts: 8
Steven, if you are reffering to the third line, I am also confused by that. I can't find that version anywhere on my machine. Furthermore, JAVA_HOME is set to D:\j2sdk1.4.1_01 so how it came up with that version I have no ideas. Anything else?

Thanks a bunch,
-Dan
Steven Bell
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Well, the third line was one thing, but the javax.xml.parsers.SAXParserFactory is part of the rt.jar (standard Java), and I think that was put in in 1.4.

I'm not sure why it would be thinking you have 1.3 if you have 1.4, but that's the only thing I can come up with.
Dan Maples1
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
Posts: 8
Steven- I typed in java -version into the comand window and it said 1.3... I am very confused as to what is going on, but at least I know whats wrong with eclipse. Once I get 1.4+ installed I should be fine, thanks a bunch!

-Dan
Steven Bell
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Look at your PATH variable. You should see a java version on there somewhere.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Dan,
Could you remove the "1" from the end of your display name. The JavaRanch Naming Policy requires real names which don't have numbers in them. You can change your display name here.

Thanks,
Jeanne
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