I can't run Eclipse on Macbook on Yosemite: "Version 1.6.0_65 of the JVM is not suitable for this product." and I have Java 1.8. When I open settings I can see that version of Java is 1.8

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It has worked for me to change inside info.plist


from <string>1.6*,1.7+</string> to <string>1.8*,1.6*,1.7+</string>

and inside ./bin/idea.properties change JVMVersion=1.6* to JVMVersion=1.8*


Finally this worked for me. Add this line to the .plist inside Eclipse application Contents subfolder with version of jdk you want to use: -vm/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_73.jdk/Contents/Home/bin/java

  • I was just trying that and that actually solved the problem! Thanks! Mar 6, 2016 at 2:15

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