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Helios - Eclipse 3.6

Helios is the God of the Sun. It is also the codename for the 2010 release of Eclipse, arguably the most popular development environment for java programming language.

As a user of Eclipse for the last six years of so, I did not lose time downloading Helios once it became publicly available.

The first thing that excited me in Helios was the link to Windows 64-bit binary of Eclipse for Java EE Developers.

When I upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit last year, I realized that there was no 64-bit version of Eclipse for Java EE Developers. I had to follow the steps recommended in several websites, - of downloading and unzipping the 64-bit Classic Version of Galileo (3.5.2) and overlaying 32-bit Eclipse for Java EE Developers on top of it. While this worked, I had problems with upgrading some of the plugins that I used.

Due to reasons outlined above, I did not try to migrate from 3.5 to 3.6 and preferred to download a new version.

We use a bunch of different Eclipse plugins in our project and the …