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Java source for MacOS X for use with Eclipse

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For the last two years, I've been using Eclipse as my Java IDE, and I'm very
happy with it. I've just switched from Linux to Mac, and while Eclipse
itself works even better, I have a problem with the source for the Java
libraries.

In Eclipse, one can get instant access to the JavaDoc for any class, whether
it's part of the current project or a standard one such as, for example,
java.util.Vector. In order to do this, Eclipse needs access to the source
for the Java standard libraries[1]. On Linux this was not a problem, but it
doesn't seem to be included in the Mac implementation of Java, and so while
Eclipse can infer the number and types of method parameters, say, it can't
tell me what they're called or provide documentation on what they do.

Does anyone know where I can find (jars, presumably) of this material, or
have any other suggestions for solving this problem?

Cheers,

Pete

(nb. Followups set to csm.programmer.misc)

[1] Sorry, I'm not certain this is the correct term. I mean everything from
java.lang.String to the Swing classes.
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Peter Verdon wrote:
For the last two years, I've been using Eclipse as my Java IDE, and I'm very
happy with it. I've just switched from Linux to Mac, and while Eclipse
itself works even better, I have a problem with the source for the Java
libraries.

In Eclipse, one can get instant access to the JavaDoc for any class, whether
it's part of the current project or a standard one such as, for example,
java.util.Vector. In order to do this, Eclipse needs access to the source
for the Java standard libraries[1]. On Linux this was not a problem, but it
doesn't seem to be included in the Mac implementation of Java, and so while
Eclipse can infer the number and types of method parameters, say, it can't
tell me what they're called or provide documentation on what they do.

Does anyone know where I can find (jars, presumably) of this material, or
have any other suggestions for solving this problem?

Cheers,

Pete

(nb. Followups set to csm.programmer.misc)

[1] Sorry, I'm not certain this is the correct term. I mean everything from
java.lang.String to the Swing classes.


Presumably you could use the source from any other distribution,
specifically your Linux distribution. Just look for the src.zip file
and copy it into your Mac installation.

Ray
Jul 17 '05 #2

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