Java – How to run Eclipse without running JRE installation


I wish to run Eclipse for C++ on Vista but I absolutely do not want to run the JRE installation. Is there any place where I can get a JRE in a zip that I can just dump in the Eclipse folder and have it work?

Best Solution

You can run Eclipse by copying the JRE into the eclipse/jre directory (wiki documentation).

The JRE is distributed with the Java JDK (/path/jdk1.6xxx/jre). The JDK uses an installer, but you can just copy this directory from another machine, install and uninstall the JDK or whatever.