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This page tells you how to download and install Java 8 and Eclipse on Mac OS X, and how to configure Eclipse.

Installing Java 8

  1. Go to the Oracle website. You'll see something like this:

  2. Scroll down until you see a heading beginning 'Java SE 8u65/8u66.' On the right, you'll see a Download button under the JDK header. Click it. The next screen will look like this:

    Click the radio button next to 'Accept License Agreement' and then click on jdk-8u65-macosx-x64.dmg. You'll be asked whether to save the file that is going to be downloaded; click on Save File.

  3. Open your Downloads folder, and double-click on jdk-8u65-macosx-x64.dmg. You'll see this window:

  4. Double-click on the package icon, and follow the instructions to install. When the installation has completed, click on Done. At this point, you may close up the window and drag jdk-8u65-macosx-x64.dmg to the Trash.

Installing Eclipse

  1. If you already have Eclipse installed on your Mac, you need to get rid of it. To do so, first quit Eclipse if you're currently running it. Then, go to your workspace folder (probably in Documents/workspace) and save anything there that you want to keep, because you're about to get rid of this folder. Next, drag the workspace folder to the Trash.

    Go to your Applications folder. One way to get there is, from the Finder, type command-shift-A. You'll a folder named eclipse in there; drag the eclipse folder to the Trash. If you have an Eclipse icon in your dock, remove it from the dock.

  2. Now you're ready to download and install the newest version of Eclipse. Go to this website. You'll see a window like this:

    Scroll down until you see 'Eclipse IDE for Java Developers' and click where it says 64 bit under Mac OS X.

  3. You will see this window:

    Click on the yellow download button. If asked, click on 'Open with Archive Utility (default)' and then click OK. The download might take a few minutes. You should not feel compelled to donate.

  4. After the download completes, folders should automatically expand. If they don't, double-click on the .tar file. When that's done, you should see a folder named eclipse in your Downloads folder. When you open your Downloads folder, if you see Applications under the Favorites on the left side of the window, you should drag the eclipse folder into Applications. If you don't see Applications, then open a new window for Applications (from the Finder, command-shift-A), and drag the eclipse folder into Applications.

  5. Open your Applications folder, and then open the eclipse folder. You'll see an item named Eclipse; if you like, drag its icon into the dock so that you'll be able to launch Eclipse easily.

  6. Launch Eclipse. If you're asked whether you want to open it, of course you do; click Open. You'll see a window like this:

    It will have your user name rather than mine (scot). Select where you want your workspace to be; I recommend the default of your Documents folder. Click the checkbox for using this location as the default, and then click OK.

  7. You'll see a window like this:

    Click on the Workbench arrow in the upper right that I've circled. You shouldn't see this screen again, even if you quit Eclipse and relaunch it.

  8. You'll get an empty workbench like this:

    We won't be using the 'Task List' and 'Connect Mylyn' windows. Click the 'x' on each to close it. Press the mouse on the Window menu item, then choose 'Perspective', and finally choose 'Save Perspective as...'. Enter 'cs10' for the name of this perspective and press return. Your workbench will now look like this:

    You have now installed Eclipse!

Configuring Eclipse

You don't have to configure Eclipse the way I do, but you'll probably avoid some confusion if you do. Here's how.

  1. In the Eclipse menu bar, click on the Eclipse menu and then on 'Preferences...'. You'll see a window with two panes. On the left pane is a list of types of things you can configure.

  2. Click on the triangle to the left of General. Then click on the triangle to the left of Appearance. Then click on 'Colors and Fonts.' You should see a window like this:

  3. In the window in the middle, click on the triangle next to Java. Then double-click on 'Java Editor Text Font':

  4. You'll see this window:

    On the right, where you can select the size, click 12. Then close this window by clicking on the window's close button.

  5. Close up the General preferences by clicking on the triangle to the left of General. Click the triangle next to Java and then click the triangle next to 'Code Style.' Then click Formatter. Here's what you should see:

  6. Click the button that says 'New...'. You'll see a window such as this one:

    You can type in any profile name you like. I used 'CS 10':

    Click OK.

  7. You should see a window like this:

    Change the tab size to 2:

    You'll see that the indentation size automatically changes as well.

  8. Click on 'Blank Lines,' and after 'Between import groups' and 'Before declarations of the same kind,' change the values 1 to 0:

  9. Click on 'Control Statements,' and check the first four boxes as I've done here:

    Click OK.

  10. Now click on triangles to close up Java. Click on the triangle next to Run/Debug, and then click on Console:

  11. Click on the green color sample next to 'Standard In text color.' You'll get a color picker:

  12. Slide the slider on the right down, so that you get a dark green. (You're at Dartmouth. What other color could you possibly want?)

    Close the color picker window by clicking its close button, and click OK again to close the Preferences window.

  13. And you're done!

This topic includes the following sections:

System Requirements for Installing the JDK on macOS

The following are the system requirements for installing the JDK on macOS:

  • Any Intel-based computer running macOS.

  • Administrator privileges.

    You cannot install Java for a single user. Installing the JDK on macOS is performed on a systemwide basis for all users. Administrator privileges are required to install the JDK on macOS.

Determining the Default JDK Version on macOS

When starting a Java application through the command line, the system uses the default JDK.

There can be multiple JDKs installed on the macOS system.
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You can determine which version of the JDK is the default by entering java -version in a Terminal window. If the installed version is 13 Interim 0, Update 0, and Patch 0, then you see a string that includes the text 13. For example:

To run a different version of Java, either specify the full path, or use the java_home tool. For example:

$ /usr/libexec/java_home -v 13 --exec javac -version

Installing the JDK on macOS

  1. Download the JDK .dmg file, jdk-13.interim.update.patch_osx-x64_bin.dmg.

    Before the file can be downloaded, you must accept the license agreement.

  2. From either the browser Downloads window or from the file browser, double-click the .dmg file to start it.
    A Finder window appears that contains an icon of an open box and the name of the .pkg file.
  3. Double-click the JDK 13.pkg icon to start the installation application.
    The installation application displays the Introduction window.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. Click Install.
    A window appears that displays the message: Installer is trying to install new software. Enter your password to allow this.
  6. Enter the Administrator user name and password and click Install Software.
    The software is installed and a confirmation window is displayed.
After the software is installed, you can delete the .dmg file if you want to save disk space.

Uninstalling the JDK on macOS

You must have Administrator privileges.

Note:

Do not attempt to uninstall Java by removing the Java tools from /usr/bin. This directory is part of the system software and any changes will be reset by Apple the next time that you perform an update of the OS.

  1. Go to /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines.
  2. Remove the directory whose name matches the following format by executing the rm command as a root user or by using the sudo tool:
    /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-13.interim.update.patch.jdk

    For example, to uninstall 13 Interim 0 Update 0 Patch 0:

    $ rm -rf jdk-13.jdk

Installation FAQ on macOS Platform

This topic provides answers for the following frequently asked questions about installing JDK on macOS computers.

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1. How do I find out which version of Java is the system default?

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When you run a Java application from the command line, it uses the default JDK. If you do not develop Java applications, then you do not need to worry about this. See Determining the Default JDK Version on macOS.

2. How do I uninstall Java?

See Uninstalling the JDK on macOS.

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3. After installing Java for macOS 2012-006, can I continue to use Apple's Java 6 alongside the macOS JDK for Java 13?

If you want to continue to develop with Java 6 using command-line, then you can modify the startup script for your favorite command environment. For bash, use this:

$ export JAVA_HOME=`/usr/libexec/java_home -v 13`

Some applications use /usr/bin/java to call Java. After installing Java for macOS 2012-006, /usr/bin/java will find the newest JDK installed, and will use that for all of the Java-related command-line tools in /usr/bin. You may need to modify those applications to find Java 6, or contact the developer for a newer version of the application.

4. What happened to the Java Preferences app in Application Utilities?

The Java Preferences app was part of the Apple Java installation and is not used by Oracle Java. Therefore, macOS releases from Apple that do not include Apple Java will not include Java Preferences.