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eclipse kepler pydev not working

On my new laptop I installed eclipse kepler and then tried installing pydev and no matter what I do pydev wont show up.  Finally I figured out that the latest pydev requires jdk1.7 an unless I boot eclipse in jdk 1.7 vm it wont show up. wtf its pretty lame atleast it could show some warning dialog or something.

Anyways my startup uses jdk1.6 and I didnt wanted to pollute the default jdk so the solution was to download the .tar.gz version from oracle and then I exploded it in some directory, I opened the eclipse.ini in the eclipse install directory and added

-vm
/home/kpatel/software/jdk1.7.0_45/bin/java

and thats it. After I restarted eclipse, pydev showed up.


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  1. Great this is what I was looking for. Thanks alot.

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