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I would like to compile a build for my android device (N4) with my debian (jessie).

I read that I must have Java 6, but eclipse which I sometimes use seems to need java 7.

For example, I uninstalled java so eclipse, then installed openjdk-6, at this point I have 1.6 java version but reinstalling eclipse update it to 1.7 !

What did I miss ?

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Wait, what is your right now problem? IMO, you just have to install Eclipse with apt and should be ready. – Braiam Jan 18 '14 at 18:22

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You're fine using java 7 to compile java 6 sources, it's backward compatible. If you are using the android plug-in with eclipse, you should get warnings for using java 7 features, and at any rate, when you go to compile any 1.7 specific code (for each loops, <>, etc.), you'll get an error. These are mostly trivial things that are easy to correct.

So when it says you must have java 6, what it means is you must have at least java 6. I use 7 to compile android stuff.

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Well maybe you understood that I wanted to compile an app, but I want to compile a ROM, android itself, and Google clearly says that it needs to be built with java 6. Anyway I tried and I'm getting an error apparently linked to java 7 (!topic/chromium-dev/…) I guess that there's something I don't know how to do, but what ? Force eclipse installation without its dependancies ? – Zil0 Jan 21 '14 at 16:48
Found a solution, java version was not the problem, sorry ^^ – Zil0 Jan 21 '14 at 16:59

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