I did a new clean Mac OS Yosemite Installation and want to install the Force.com IDE.

First I installed the Java SE Development Kit 8, then I installed the newest version of the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers 32 Bit. Afterwards I installed the Force.com IDE Plugin.

If I open Eclipse now, I can't open the Force.com IDE Perspective and I can't create a new Force.com Project ?

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Are both Java 8 JDK and Eclipse Luna 32bit?

In the "About Eclipse" screen, which Java version is running?

Why did you choose 32bit?

I installed 64bit Java 8 JRE, Eclipse Luna and Force.com IDE plugin on my laptop last week. It runs without issues.

  • Peter I had that issue as I mistaking downloaded 64 bit jdk and the 32 bit eclipse. Felt pretty dumb when I figured it out, but it definately had me confused for awhile.
    – kwiknick
    May 26, 2015 at 0:53

According to the requirements, they only support Java 7 and eclipse 4.2 (Juno) and 4.3 (Kepler). I too have Java 8, but I installed Kepler (Luna wasn't out yet) and it seems to work somewhat ok.

The release version of the plugin itself (v31) is a couple versions behind force.com (v33). Maybe the next release will include support for Luna.

  • Before the clean Yosemite Installation my Eclipse Luna works fine with the newest Force.com Plugin.
    – David Renz
    Mar 26, 2015 at 15:42

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