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Use Java 7 for IntelliJ's SBT Plugin

IntelliJ IDEA runs on JRE 6, and so does its SBT plugin.

If you need to use a more recent version of Java (and you should):

  • Open the Preferences panel
  • Go to the SBT section
  • Tick the Use alternative JRE option
  • Click the arrow on the right of the field to check if the IDE suggests the desired JRE
    • If so, choose it.
    • Otherwise, look for the path by yourself.
      It’s /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_09.jdk/Contents/Home on my Mac.