Java VM Install Types
This extension point represents different kinds of Java runtime environments and development kits.
Each extension must implement
is responsible for creating and managing a set of instances of its corresponding
Through creating different
allows for specific behaviour for various Java VMs.
A UI for managing
s is provided by the Java Debug UI plug-in.
<!ELEMENT extension (
point CDATA #REQUIRED
id CDATA #IMPLIED
name CDATA #IMPLIED
point - a fully qualified identifier of the target extension point
id - an optional identifier of the extension instance
name - an optional name of the extension instance
<!ELEMENT vmInstallType EMPTY>
id CDATA #REQUIRED
class CDATA #REQUIRED
id - a unique identifier that can be used to reference this IVMInstallType.
class - the class that implements this VM install type. The class must implement IVMInstallType.
The following is an example of an IVMInstallType for the J9 VM:
Abstract implementations of IVMInstall and IVMInstallType are provided. The Java development tooling defines a VM
install type for the standard 1.1.* level JRE, and an install type for JREs conforming to standard command line options (1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0 level JREs). As well an install type is provided for JREs defined by an
execution environment description
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