I've been using IDEA for more than one year and a half and must admit that this IDE is wonderful.
I have a question concerning the JRE that is downloadable on the EAP download page, which is to be used when you also download the IDEA zip version. I am developing under Windows 2000, on which I cannot run any installer.
I have noticed that this JRE also contains the javac.exe compiler, which prompts me to believe that this JRE is actually a kind of SDK: I tried to use it as "Target JDK" in IDEA, but each time, I get this message that desperates me: "The directory selected is not a valid JDK home" (I select the %IDEA_HOME%\jre directory).
My questions are:
- how does IDEA decide that a directory is not a valid Java home directory ?
- is it possible (via a little trick) to use the downloadable JRE dedicated to IDEA as a valid JDK ?
Your help would be much appreciated since I cannot develop anymore.