Just had to do a stand-alone DS install on a new laptop, and ran into some issues with the Oracle JRE.
I started with a clean PC - Win7 x64 fully patched, nothing else installed.
I grabbed the latest full installer (2.52.A1) from the Dev Zone (Source) and ran the installer. It kicked off an error about requiring a JRE. Fair enough.
So I head off to java.com to download the latest JRE - which happens to be JRE8. Install, and retry the DS install. DS install then throws up an error that Java 1.7 is required. So back to java.com to find JRE7 - and there’s a giant notice indicating that JRE7 is now End Of Life and no further updates will be posted as of April 2015.
A couple of points:
- Anyone who requires a off-line full installer for DS should also drag down a copy of the appropriate JRE from Oracle.
- Is there going to be a full installer that runs against JRE8? (I know that this depends somewhat on the upstream Eclipse packages as well).