The version of Java you should use depends on the Aspire version you are targeting to:
|We recommend installing the Java JDK (Java Development Kit), just in case you want to create your own Aspire components/applications in the future. But only the JRE (Java Runtime Environment) is absolutely required for running Aspire.|
Download and install the latest version of the Java JDK appropriate for the system that will run Aspire:http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
At the prompt, enter the following, then press the Enter key: java -version
Success is indicated when version information is returned.
> java -version java version "1.7.0_79" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_79-b15) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.79-b02, mixed mode)
Installing the Maven command line is a very useful way to work with Maven and projects, especially for distributions, or when you're having trouble with m2eclipse (which happens now and then).
> mvn -version Apache Maven 3.3.9 (bb52d8502b132ec0a5a3f4c09453c07478323dc5; 2015-11-10T10:41:47-06:00) Maven home: C:\dev\apache-maven-3.3.9\bin\.. Java version: 1.7.0_79 Java home: C:\dev\jdk1.7.0_79\jre Default locale: en_US, platform encoding: Cp1252 OS name: "windows 10", version: "10.0", arch: "amd64", family: "dos"