Configure Eclipse 3.4 for Notes 8.5.1

With the eminent release of Notes 8.5.1 it will become important for all you plugin guys and gals to update your configuration to work with Notes 8.5.1. This post will address this.

One of the really nice things about this new release is how Lotus strive to minimize the disk footprint of the install package. Part of this involves how jar-files are stored in the installed package but also how many Java VM’s ship with Notes. Previously there were 2 JVM’s – now there’s only one. There’s no longer a JRE stored in the plugin directory way down in the directory structure. Now you simply use the JVM in <Notes install dir>/jvm – simple right?!

This is nice but it means that your Eclipse configuration needs to be a little different JVM wise. I have therefore updated my Eclipse configuration guidelines to work with Notes 8.5.1.

Happy coding…

Please note: Once Notes 8.5.1 is final and released I’ll update the guidelines with the correct install id etc.