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Comment: Minor note about using JDK over JRE.

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Setup Package Java

Download Oracle's JRE JDK (Java Runtime EnvironmentDevelopment Kit) and follow the Manual Java Setup Instructions for Windows or Manual Java Setup Instructions for Linux.

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  • Windows = C:\apps\sts-2.8.0.RELEASE\jdk1.6.0_26
  • Linux or Unix = /opt/apps/sts-2.8.0.RELEASE/jdk1.6.0_26

For development, I choose JDK over JRE as you can actually trace the source of the JDK.

Point STS to Java

Modify the STS.ini to point to your JRE with by adding -vm and a reference to Java.

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