Well, we hoped this one would go away, but even with the latest (JDK 1.7.0_51 as of today), the problem we saw with Indigo and Java 1.7 still exists. This problem results from the way Oracle modified Array.sort() in a threading environment. Unfortunately, as of the day I posted this, the NSDEE 4.0 installation instructions did not include a discussion of how to deal with this problem. You will find a discussion of what the ECLIPSE contributors have done relating to this problem here: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=317785.
The problem was further diagnosed as being: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=297805 with regards to Mirror Ranking.
So far, we have found two temporary solutions:
- For ECLIPSE 3.6.x to 4.2.2 modify the
config.inifile found in the ECLIPSE configuration directory (
eclipse/configuration/config.ini) and add the following parameter:
- Run ECLIPSE 3.6.x to 4.2.2 using the Java 6 JRE/JDK.
Revisions 6_20 upward are acceptable to ECLIPSE. You can still build
with the Java 7 JDK by configuring your compilers internally to
ECLIPSE through Window/Preference.
This is of particular importance to NSDEE 2.x, NSDEE 3.x, and NSDEE 4.x users that have a large number of dependencies to ECLIPSE CDT components installed in a combination of remote update sites and local archives.
The problem has been either not been resolved for ECLIPSE 3.7.1 and above or was reintroduced. See the Indigo post for the original support note.