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pdt all in one. Is that set up with java out of the box?

Nikos Stavros
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hi guys I'm coming back to the Java world as it fits well with flex.

Am I little rusty though

One question , I downloaded the pdt all in one. Is that set up with java out of the box, do I need to download the jdk update 21?

seems like the syntax is recognising java code at the moment


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I'm assuming by "pdt all in one" you mean Eclipse with PHP development tools? (I'd rather not have to assume--I'd rather you'd choose to TellTheDetails.) If you want to do Java development, it would make more sense to download one of the Java-oriented packages, no? If may already have the functionality you require, however (not sure, and I doubt it'd have the JEE stuff included).

If you want a JDK you should download one, and if you want a particular version, you should explicitly download it.
Nikos Stavros
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Yes thats the package,

well seemed to run java without me specificaly setting up a jdk, so that must have been installed with the PDT.

I'm confused, can I set up the PDT to run the JDK 6.21 that I just downloaded?
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As David pointed out you would be better off downloading one of the Java-related bundles of Eclipse. Mainly because those bundles come with a lot of functionality that the PDT does not offer. And yes you can have both PDT and, for example, Eclipse for Java EE Developers, installed on the same system at the same it - just place them in different directories. That is what I do.


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Nikos Stavros
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well ive got so much installed in this pdt + flex builder I cringe at tring to set everything up again

I wonder how my pdt can compile java?
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How hard is it to re-install Eclipse plugins?
Nikos Stavros
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Well my pdt compiles java, runs ant, runs flex, what else do i need. Where can i find the sdk that it is mysteriously using

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First, Eclipse PDT is a Java application so the fact that you were using PDT means you already had Java installed (either a JRE or the JDK). You can look at the Preference page - one of the entries here should tell you where the JDK or JRE is located.

It also sounds like you also added a few other plugins to Eclipse, enough to do some Java compiling and running Ant. Whether what you have is all you need I don't know, I gave up a long time ago trying to figure out what plugins I needed for Eclipse when the named Eclipse bundles started to come out (was it Callisto that was the first one? Can't recall...).
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It looks like you want to develop software in Java, so why did you download and install the PDT package? Are you planning to do anything with PHP?


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Nikos Stavros
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I do php also
Nikos Stavros
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so I just need the JRE to complile jaVA CODE?
David Newton
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No, you need a JDK.
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