For the first time I attempted to open a Wolfram Notebook file from within Eclipse and I'm given a large error message from Java simultaneously generating a text file on my Desktop and closing Eclipse. I see absolutely no reason for this to be happening. How do I successfully launch the Wolfram Workbench?

What I have installed:

  • Wolfram Mathematica 11.2
  • Oracle Java SE 10
  • Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers (Version: Oxygen.3a Release (4.7.3a); Build id: 20180405-1200; OS: Windows 10, v.10.0, x86_64 / win32)
  • Wolfram Workbench (v. 10.1.822)

Within Eclipse:

Window>Preferences>Wolfram>Configured Installations: C:\Program Files\Wolfram Research\Mathematica\11.2

  • $\begingroup$ I have seen something similar, but only right-clicking on a notebook and the executing "Run As Wolfram" : Eclipse crashes. But I attributed this to low memory available on (old) hardware. I tried to change the settings in eclipse.ini, unsuccessfully. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 19:56
  • $\begingroup$ Also: How do you "open a Wolfram notebook" ? Try to do right mouseclick and then select "Open with System Editor" (assuming that you set the default handler for .nb to Mathematica 11.2). $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 19:57
  • $\begingroup$ BTW: With the same Ecplise build (for Java, but that should not matter) I see no crashes with 10.1.822 on Window 10 (on two computers with 16 and 32 GB RAM ). $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 20:00
  • $\begingroup$ @RolfMertig From within Eclipse: File>Open file... then I double click the file from the directory. $\endgroup$
    – useranonis
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 20:26
  • $\begingroup$ My computer has 8 GB RAM. $\endgroup$
    – useranonis
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 20:27

1 Answer 1


Find and edit the eclipse.ini, make sure to backup the original in case. Open the file with a text editor and put
C:\Program Files\Java\jre-10.0.1\bin\server\jvm.dll"
without the quotes

{Insert Here}

Note: check if jvm.dll is on the same path otherwise search it in windows

I have Mathematica 11.2, Eclipse Photon and Java JDK and JRE 10.0.1

Hope this helps you. I got mine working now with no problems.


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