Skip to main content

Eclipse 4.17 - New and Noteworthy

Welcome to the Eclipse SDK project!

The Eclipse SDK project is part of the Eclipse 2020-09 simultaneous release. The Eclipse SDK and related resources can be downloaded from the Eclipse Project downloads page. The Eclipse installer and other packages can be downloaded from the Eclipse Installer page.

The 4.17 release notes for the Eclipse SDK project can be found here.

Here are some of the more noteworthy items available in this release.

Windows 10 users: Windows 10 Defender significantly slows down Eclipse, reason being Windows 10 Defender scanning the JAR files. The problem has been reported to Microsoft here. Until then, a workaround to this problem is to add Eclipse root directory to Windows 10 Defender's exclusion list, detailed steps are shared here.

Note: This is not just an Eclipse issue on Windows 10.

Back to the top