Maven Integration Requires that Eclipse be running in a JDK

After adding Maven to Eclipse this error keeps popping up about “maven integration requires that eclipse be running in a jdk”. Basically Maven is using a JRE but needs a JDK.

First ensure that you have a JDK running and Eclipse sees it (via Window > Preferences > Java…”

Then you need to edit eclipse.ini and tell it where the JDK is using the following lines
C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_18\bin\javaw.exe

It seems to need to be spread onto 2 lines i.e. the -vm first and then the path to your jdk.

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