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Helios - Eclipse 3.6

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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 …