recommended IDE for developing openjdk?

Langer, Christoph christoph.langer at
Mon Jan 18 09:46:02 UTC 2021

Hi Clemens,

while I won't argue about the fanciness of the Eclipse user interface (��), I'd like to point you to a set of Eclipse projects that I created nevertheless...

You'll find them here:

The main benefit of these Eclipse projects is that the projects for all modules and tests are linked together so you will immediately recognize errors in dependencies. I think that doesn't work so well with IntelliJ.

Another hint: There's a mailing list called ide-support-dev where questions around IDE support can get discussed.

Best regards

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss <discuss-retn at> On Behalf Of Clemens
> Eisserer
> Sent: Freitag, 15. Januar 2021 21:33
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> Subject: recommended IDE for developing openjdk?
> Hi,
> About 10 years ago I used eclipse to work on OpenJDK, however I would like
> to get rid of it because of its slow/ugly user interface.
> I wonder, are there any recommendations which IDE to use these days?
> I gave IntelliJ a try but having not used it that much (except for some
> fairly standard maven based projects) I failed to configure it correctly,
> however I haven't tried Netbeans still.
> So to make it short: Which IDE is known to cope well with working on the
> OpenJDK codebase?
> And are there detailed instructions available for creating an openjdk
> project with intellij?
> Or would I be better off using netbeans?
> Thank, Clemens

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