Installing Java 7 on Mac (and eclipse)

  1. First download the appropriate dmg http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk7u9-downloads-1859576.html
  2. Install the Java 7
  3. Open Java Preferences and drag jdk 7 to the top
  4. Open terminal and check that Java 7 is the default
  5. Open eclipse and from ‘Installed JRE’ add a new one. Here set the path to ‘/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_09.jdk/Contents/Home’ you cannot use browse.
  6. Java 7 is now installed!
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