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Installing Eclipse with ADT on a Mac

Hello!

Seeing Eclipse with ADT on the Mac in open SAP course on ABAP Unit Test makes me wonder: Could any of you help me with the installation? I tried and failed (even after downgrading the JAVA, as required by Eclipse-installer :-().

Any help will be appreciated ;-)

Regards,
Vlad

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    Apr 19, 2018 at 09:31 AM

    I haven't had any problems, but I never used any installer either.

    Installed latest JRE from Oracle, download Eclipse (Java or Web Dev edition), unzip, drag over to applications and .. er, that's it.

    You also need the SAP JavaGui installed - I'm running 7.5.

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  • Apr 19, 2018 at 06:19 PM

    Solved!

    As mentioned here

    https://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/t/198527/

    the first error message is false and leads to a broken installment of Java :-(

    The solution is to install the newest Java, and not the JRE but the JDK (with Net Beans).

    After this Eclipse Oxygen 3 A installs as a charm. I'm to tired to install the SAP GUI, ADT etc. now, but I will tomorrow and report the results.

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  • Apr 19, 2018 at 07:18 PM

    I couldn't wait, so at least I installed ADT :-)

    Where can I find the SAP GUI for JAVA 7.5 for macOS?

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  • Apr 20, 2018 at 06:41 AM

    OK I looked at your error message again and it's actually from the Eclipse installer, not from Eclipse itself. I am using JRE 1.8, straight download and install from java.com's default download page. As mentioned, I don't use the Eclipse installer either, just copy the package download to the applications folder.

    I noticed my Eclipses were taking up over 3GB so just for fun I deleted them all and did a reinstall. Download new one from https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/eclipse-packages/ (I chose the "Eclipse IDE for JavaScript and Web Developers", but also successfully used the Java and Modelling packages)

    Open DMG, drag over to applications, fired it up. The whole process took around 2.-3 minutes, it's downloading ADT as I write this.

    Edit: Another tip is to get SAPGUI working first as that's the more sensitive to the Jva environment. Eclipse just works once that's OK. You can get it from OSS.

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