I just downloaded Eclipse Neon for Ubuntu 16.04, but when I run the eclipse executable, I have some error (see http://paste.ubuntu.com/25918638/). How shall I solve the problem?

I have installed Oracle's JVM, JRE, and maybe also JDK (I don't know how to verify that) since a few months ago. Does Eclipse have problem working with the preinstalled JVM, JRE and maybe also JDK?


  • What version of java are you using? – George Udosen Nov 8 '17 at 17:19
  • java.version=9-ea and java.vendor=Oracle Corporation – karel Jan 3 '18 at 9:30

You are using Java 9. Eclipse Neon does not run with Java 9 unless you modify the eclipse.ini, and even when you do that it does not support Java 9 language features.

The current release of Eclipse is Oxygen.1a (4.7.1a). This is the first release of Eclipse to fully support Java 9.

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