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Eclipse Photon with ANT and JRE6

The support for ANT and JRE6 with Eclipse Photon.

The plugin was created for:

Version: Photon Release (4.8.0)
Build id: 20180619-1200

Don't forget the -clean start (read the original article for more details)!

One more thing you should do:

Photon includes ANT > 1.10. This version requires Java 8. In order to use Java 6, you have to download ANT 1.9.x. Simply download ANT and set the ANT Home to your version, via

(Window >>) Preferences >> ANT >> Runtime >> Ant Home...

If you try to use the bundled ANT with JRE 6, it will fail with an Exception.

Download the plugin from here. It works for us - no warranty!

More Details: Eclipse Oxygen.2 with ANT and JRE6.

3 Responses to “Eclipse Photon with ANT and JRE6”

  1. Lee says:


    My Eclipse Photon version is as follow.
    Version: 2018-09 (4.9.0)
    Build id: 20180917-1800

    and Ant plug-in versions are as follows.
    1) org.eclipse.ant.core_3.5.200.v20180822-0553.jar
    2) org.eclipse.ant.launching_1.2.200.v20180822-0553.jar
    3) org.eclipse.ant.ui_3.7.200.v20180822-0553.jar

    I deleted the above jar files, and I copied your patched jar files to eclipse plugin directory.

    There was no problem in use yet.

    Can I do it like this?

    Thank you.

  2. rjahn says:

    Sure, everything is fine if its working :-)

  3. Lee says:

    Thanks for your answer. ^-^

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