I followed the instructions on https://software.intel.com/en-us/installing-the-eclipse-ide IoT - Installing the Eclipse* IDE | Intel® Developer Zone
Then I ran Eclipse, and of course I got the (apparently all too common) error regarding the path to the JRE. But the "fix" is unclear. That webpage seems to indicate it's my choice whether to add something to my PATH, or to tweak a Preference within the app. Preferring to NOT deal with environment variables, I verified I had Java (1.8.0_66) and I added it to the Preferences and restarted the app, then restarted the PC and the app. Same error.
Then I tried tweaking the PATH itself, but now the program won't even boot. I get only a Command window admonishing me about the same JRE path error, however, in this window, it makes NO mention of the "Preference" setting option - only that I should "ensure Java is in PATH". Press any key to continue... and it exits
Any help appreciated.
Which version of JDK did you install? Make sure it is the 64 bit version of the JDK otherwise it will not work. Also, did you have any other versions of JDK installed before trying to install Eclipse?
Also, why don't you try installing Eclipse with Intel's Integrated installer that can be found in https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/edison/downloads Intel® Edison Downloads?
Does it make a difference?
Originally I installed via the "Integrated Installer" - or so I recall. I checked yesterday with a java -version command in the console window and confirmed it was 1.8.0_66, but now that command throws a "initialization of VM" error. I also tried double-clicking the "Java" icon that's in the Control Panel, but that does nothing.
What steps do you recommend?
I get the same error message, however it does not affect Eclipse's capabilities, I'm able to upload scripts and they work just fine. Does this issue affect Eclipse operation?