My first attempt to start Eclipse returned
Java was started but returned exit code=13
This made me stop thinking. It is amazing how much developers can endure!
The message assumes that I know what to do in order to run Eclipse. Well, I don’t. Obviously other people don’t know either – Cannot run Eclipse; JVM terminated. Exit code=13.
There is even a sticky post on the Eclipse community forums – Eclipse won’t start? READ THIS FIRST. Note that the post is dated October 2009.
Quick and dirty: Explain what to do and point to the Eclipse won’t start? READ THIS FIRST form post.
Design for humans: Implement a prerequisites check.
14 July 2015 | Eclipse