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Android Build a Simple Android App (retired 2014) Getting Started with Android Android Setup and the Crystal Ball Project

Missing eclipse.app

I'm using Windows 7 (64-bit). After downloading the zip file and extracting to my C: root directory, I ran the batch file, opened the Eclipse folder but didn't see eclipse.app. I clicked on eclipse.exe, and got the message, "A Java Runtime Environment or Java Development Kit must be available in order to run Eclipse. No Java Virtual Machine was found after searching the following locations ..\Java\jdk1.6.0_45\bin\javaw.exe.

Anyone know what's going on with the installation? Thanks

2 Answers

I was able to figure out the problem. In the eclipse.ini file, there is a reference to the following path: ..\Java\jdk1.6.0_45\bin\javaw.exe

I later discovered that the name of the subdirectory that had been extracted from the bundle I downloaded from Treehouse was "jdk1.6.0_35."

I changed the "45" in the eclipse.ini file to read "35" and order has been restored to the kingdom.

Well the first thing is you wouldn't find eclipse.app as ".app" are the Mac equivalent of .exe on Windows. There was a specific note about the Windows bundle possibly having issues with a link to this previous forum post: https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/android-development-cant-complete-course