Installing eclipse


Tony Malykh
 

Hello everyone,


I've heard that Eclipse is a popular IDE among VI people, so I've decided to give it a try. However, it's installer doesn't seem to be accessible to me. How do you guys install it?


So I successfully installed JDK 9 64-bit (since eclipse installer asked for it).


I downloaded an official Eclipse oxygen 64-bit installer from here:

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

And when I start it, it shows me a window with unlabelled buttons, editboxes, etc.


Am I doing anything wrong? Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thank you

Tony


Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

HI.  Do not download the .exe version as the installer is not at all accessible.  Download the .zip version, then if you already have the latest Java installed, unzip it to your main drive, drive C in most cases.  Also, remember to switch access bridge on.  To do that, go to Ease Of Access center, navigate to the link that says "Use your computer without a display" or something to that effect, then go to the access bridge check box and check it.  That should do the trick.  Cheers!

On 3/12/2017 8:12 AM, Tony Malykh wrote:
Hello everyone,


I've heard that Eclipse is a popular IDE among VI people, so I've decided to give it a try. However, it's installer doesn't seem to be accessible to me. How do you guys install it?


So I successfully installed JDK 9 64-bit (since eclipse installer asked for it).


I downloaded an official Eclipse oxygen 64-bit installer from here:

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

And when I start it, it shows me a window with unlabelled buttons, editboxes, etc.


Am I doing anything wrong? Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thank you

Tony




Bogdan Onyshenko
 

You can also use the comand prompt to turn on java access bridge. 
1. navigate to your java folder the command will look somethin like this
cd c:/program files/java/jdk1.7.0_51/bin
2. then type jabswitch -enable
where cd is stands for change directory command
jdk1.7.0_51 is your java version you can type your version instead just check out your java directory name using your favorite file manager or command dir /p while you switched into your java folder this will list all files and subdirectories in current folder then just cd to your java subdirectory.
bin is the directory where all Java executables are saved.
jabswitch is a binary that accepts 1 parameter enable or disable it is responsible for turning on and off Java access bridge.
-enable it is a parameter that we are passing to that executable.
So in 2nd command we are calling jabswitch.exe and passing to it parameter enable.
After success message just reload NVDA and that's it.

p.s. Good luck in programming.


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is there not an issue over the 32 Access bridge not being available any more though, or was I asleep during the last debate on here about this?
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To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 1:26 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Installing eclipse


HI. Do not download the .exe version as the installer is not at all accessible. Download the .zip version, then if you already have the latest Java installed, unzip it to your main drive, drive C in most cases. Also, remember to switch access bridge on. To do that, go to Ease Of Access center, navigate to the link that says "Use your computer without a display" or something to that effect, then go to the access bridge check box and check it. That should do the trick. Cheers!


On 3/12/2017 8:12 AM, Tony Malykh wrote:
Hello everyone,


I've heard that Eclipse is a popular IDE among VI people, so I've decided to give it a try. However, it's installer doesn't seem to be accessible to me. How do you guys install it?


So I successfully installed JDK 9 64-bit (since eclipse installer asked for it).


I downloaded an official Eclipse oxygen 64-bit installer from here:

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

And when I start it, it shows me a window with unlabelled buttons, editboxes, etc.


Am I doing anything wrong? Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thank you

Tony





Jaffar Sidek <jaffar.sidek10@...>
 

As long as you do not install Java 9 but Java 8 update 51, you are ok.  32 bit Java is still present with this latest Java 8 update.  Cheers!.  ,

On 3/12/2017 6:08 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
is there not an issue over the 32 Access bridge not being available any more though, or was I asleep during the last debate on here about this?
Brian

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Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 1:26 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Installing eclipse


HI. Do not download the .exe version as the installer is not at all accessible. Download the .zip version, then if you already have the latest Java installed, unzip it to your main drive, drive C in most cases. Also, remember to switch access bridge on. To do that, go to Ease Of Access center, navigate to the link that says "Use your computer without a display" or something to that effect, then go to the access bridge check box and check it. That should do the trick. Cheers!


On 3/12/2017 8:12 AM, Tony Malykh wrote:
Hello everyone,


I've heard that Eclipse is a popular IDE among VI people, so I've decided to give it a try. However, it's installer doesn't seem to be accessible to me. How do you guys install it?


So I successfully installed JDK 9 64-bit (since eclipse installer asked for it).


I downloaded an official Eclipse oxygen 64-bit installer from here:

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

And when I start it, it shows me a window with unlabelled buttons, editboxes, etc.


Am I doing anything wrong? Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thank you

Tony







Tony Malykh
 

Sorry for being silly but could you point me to a zip version of eclipse? I checked everywhere on the official eclipse website, and I could only find 32-bit and 64-bit exe installers for windows.


Thanks

Tony

On 12/3/2017 3:19 AM, Jaffar Sidek wrote:
As long as you do not install Java 9 but Java 8 update 51, you are ok.  32 bit Java is still present with this latest Java 8 update. Cheers!.  ,


On 3/12/2017 6:08 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
is there not an issue over the 32 Access bridge not being available any more though, or was I asleep during the last debate on here about this?
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Jaffar Sidek" <jaffar.sidek10@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 1:26 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Installing eclipse


HI. Do not download the .exe version as the installer is not at all accessible. Download the .zip version, then if you already have the latest Java installed, unzip it to your main drive, drive C in most cases. Also, remember to switch access bridge on. To do that, go to Ease Of Access center, navigate to the link that says "Use your computer without a display" or something to that effect, then go to the access bridge check box and check it. That should do the trick. Cheers!


On 3/12/2017 8:12 AM, Tony Malykh wrote:
Hello everyone,


I've heard that Eclipse is a popular IDE among VI people, so I've decided to give it a try. However, it's installer doesn't seem to be accessible to me. How do you guys install it?


So I successfully installed JDK 9 64-bit (since eclipse installer asked for it).


I downloaded an official Eclipse oxygen 64-bit installer from here:

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

And when I start it, it shows me a window with unlabelled buttons, editboxes, etc.


Am I doing anything wrong? Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thank you

Tony









Tony Malykh
 

I think I figured out where to find zip releases of eclipse. It's not trivial, so let me leave the instructions here in case someone is reading this thread from the archives.


1. Go to eclipse downloads page:

https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

2. Click "Download packages"

3. Click "Other builds"

4. In the list of builds you probably want to select the latest stable release, 4.7.1a in my case.

5. Then it'll take you to the page with all the build options. Select zip version for windows.


Tony

On 12/3/2017 1:38 PM, Tony Malykh wrote:
Sorry for being silly but could you point me to a zip version of eclipse? I checked everywhere on the official eclipse website, and I could only find 32-bit and 64-bit exe installers for windows.


Thanks

Tony



On 12/3/2017 3:19 AM, Jaffar Sidek wrote:
As long as you do not install Java 9 but Java 8 update 51, you are ok.  32 bit Java is still present with this latest Java 8 update. Cheers!.  ,


On 3/12/2017 6:08 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
is there not an issue over the 32 Access bridge not being available any more though, or was I asleep during the last debate on here about this?
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Jaffar Sidek" <jaffar.sidek10@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 1:26 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Installing eclipse


HI. Do not download the .exe version as the installer is not at all accessible. Download the .zip version, then if you already have the latest Java installed, unzip it to your main drive, drive C in most cases. Also, remember to switch access bridge on. To do that, go to Ease Of Access center, navigate to the link that says "Use your computer without a display" or something to that effect, then go to the access bridge check box and check it. That should do the trick. Cheers!


On 3/12/2017 8:12 AM, Tony Malykh wrote:
Hello everyone,


I've heard that Eclipse is a popular IDE among VI people, so I've decided to give it a try. However, it's installer doesn't seem to be accessible to me. How do you guys install it?


So I successfully installed JDK 9 64-bit (since eclipse installer asked for it).


I downloaded an official Eclipse oxygen 64-bit installer from here:

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

And when I start it, it shows me a window with unlabelled buttons, editboxes, etc.


Am I doing anything wrong? Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thank you

Tony











Lino Morales <linomorales001@...>
 

What does program do anyway?

On 12/3/2017 5:08 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
is there not an issue over the 32 Access bridge not being available any more though, or was I asleep during the last debate on here about this?
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Jaffar Sidek" <jaffar.sidek10@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 1:26 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Installing eclipse


HI. Do not download the .exe version as the installer is not at all accessible. Download the .zip version, then if you already have the latest Java installed, unzip it to your main drive, drive C in most cases. Also, remember to switch access bridge on. To do that, go to Ease Of Access center, navigate to the link that says "Use your computer without a display" or something to that effect, then go to the access bridge check box and check it. That should do the trick. Cheers!


On 3/12/2017 8:12 AM, Tony Malykh wrote:
Hello everyone,


I've heard that Eclipse is a popular IDE among VI people, so I've decided to give it a try. However, it's installer doesn't seem to be accessible to me. How do you guys install it?


So I successfully installed JDK 9 64-bit (since eclipse installer asked for it).


I downloaded an official Eclipse oxygen 64-bit installer from here:

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

And when I start it, it shows me a window with unlabelled buttons, editboxes, etc.


Am I doing anything wrong? Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thank you

Tony







Brian's Mail list account <bglists@...>
 

What does what do?
Access bridge is supposed to give programs written in Java an API that nvda can work with, but here is the rub as they say, the Java program needs to have been written with access in mind for it to really work. Eclipse is just a tool to allow folk to write software mostly using Java. Note that this is Java the language not Javascript the scripting language used on web sites.
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Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2017 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Installing eclipse


What does program do anyway?


On 12/3/2017 5:08 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
is there not an issue over the 32 Access bridge not being available any more though, or was I asleep during the last debate on here about this?
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Jaffar Sidek" <jaffar.sidek10@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 1:26 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Installing eclipse


HI. Do not download the .exe version as the installer is not at all accessible. Download the .zip version, then if you already have the latest Java installed, unzip it to your main drive, drive C in most cases. Also, remember to switch access bridge on. To do that, go to Ease Of Access center, navigate to the link that says "Use your computer without a display" or something to that effect, then go to the access bridge check box and check it. That should do the trick. Cheers!


On 3/12/2017 8:12 AM, Tony Malykh wrote:
Hello everyone,


I've heard that Eclipse is a popular IDE among VI people, so I've decided to give it a try. However, it's installer doesn't seem to be accessible to me. How do you guys install it?


So I successfully installed JDK 9 64-bit (since eclipse installer asked for it).


I downloaded an official Eclipse oxygen 64-bit installer from here:

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

And when I start it, it shows me a window with unlabelled buttons, editboxes, etc.


Am I doing anything wrong? Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thank you

Tony








Tony Malykh
 

I just found an even better way to install Eclipse (and many other programs too). A couple of years ago Microsoft released a new command line package manager Chocolatey (I believe only for Windows 10), and with it you can install Eclipse with just one line:


choco install eclipse


The cool thing is that it will also figure out that eclipse depends on java and it'll automatically download and install the right version of java. That's it, no hassle with installers. You have to install chocolatey first though, but that's another one-liner.

On 12/4/2017 12:30 PM, Tony Malykh wrote:
I think I figured out where to find zip releases of eclipse. It's not trivial, so let me leave the instructions here in case someone is reading this thread from the archives.


1. Go to eclipse downloads page:

https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

2. Click "Download packages"

3. Click "Other builds"

4. In the list of builds you probably want to select the latest stable release, 4.7.1a in my case.

5. Then it'll take you to the page with all the build options. Select zip version for windows.


Tony



On 12/3/2017 1:38 PM, Tony Malykh wrote:
Sorry for being silly but could you point me to a zip version of eclipse? I checked everywhere on the official eclipse website, and I could only find 32-bit and 64-bit exe installers for windows.


Thanks

Tony



On 12/3/2017 3:19 AM, Jaffar Sidek wrote:
As long as you do not install Java 9 but Java 8 update 51, you are ok.  32 bit Java is still present with this latest Java 8 update. Cheers!.  ,


On 3/12/2017 6:08 PM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
is there not an issue over the 32 Access bridge not being available any more though, or was I asleep during the last debate on here about this?
Brian

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Jaffar Sidek" <jaffar.sidek10@gmail.com>
To: <nvda@nvda.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2017 1:26 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Installing eclipse


HI. Do not download the .exe version as the installer is not at all accessible. Download the .zip version, then if you already have the latest Java installed, unzip it to your main drive, drive C in most cases. Also, remember to switch access bridge on. To do that, go to Ease Of Access center, navigate to the link that says "Use your computer without a display" or something to that effect, then go to the access bridge check box and check it. That should do the trick. Cheers!


On 3/12/2017 8:12 AM, Tony Malykh wrote:
Hello everyone,


I've heard that Eclipse is a popular IDE among VI people, so I've decided to give it a try. However, it's installer doesn't seem to be accessible to me. How do you guys install it?


So I successfully installed JDK 9 64-bit (since eclipse installer asked for it).


I downloaded an official Eclipse oxygen 64-bit installer from here:

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/

And when I start it, it shows me a window with unlabelled buttons, editboxes, etc.


Am I doing anything wrong? Any suggestions will be appreciated.


Thank you

Tony