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How to install Java 8 support in Eclipse Kepler

Java 8 has recently been released, and the full suite of java-openjdk-1.8.0 packages are available in the Fedora repositories. Eclipse Kepler is supposed to be able to support Java 8, if the appropriate package is installed from the Eclipse Marketplace: Installing Java 8 Support in Eclipse Kepler SR2

I installed Eclipse Kepler from the Fedora repositories. Installing the Java 8 Support package doesn't seem to have any effect: it's not listed as installed, and I don't have the option listed to build Java projects as 1.8.0. I've successfully installed other packages from the Eclipse Marketplace that weren't available in the Fedora repositories, such as the Lua Development Tools package. My guess is that the other packages I've installed were simpler add-ons that could be installed per user account, but the Java 8 support package requires changes to the core of Eclipse, and thus would need to be installed system-wide by root -- not an option with Eclipse Marketplace.

Is this package likely to make its way to the Fedora repositories any time soon? Is there a simple workaround? Or shall I just write off Java 8 support in Eclipse until the next Fedora release?

How to install Java 8 support in Eclipse KeplerKepler?

Java 8 has recently been released, and the full suite of java-openjdk-1.8.0 packages are available in the Fedora repositories. Eclipse Kepler is supposed to be able to support Java 8, if the appropriate package is installed from the Eclipse Marketplace: Installing Java 8 Support in Eclipse Kepler SR2

I installed Eclipse Kepler from the Fedora repositories. Installing the Java 8 Support package doesn't seem to have any effect: it's not listed as installed, and I don't have the option listed to build Java projects as 1.8.0. I've successfully installed other packages from the Eclipse Marketplace that weren't available in the Fedora repositories, such as the Lua Development Tools package. My guess is that the other packages I've installed were simpler add-ons that could be installed per user account, but the Java 8 support package requires changes to the core of Eclipse, and thus would need to be installed system-wide by root -- not an option with Eclipse Marketplace.

Is this package likely to make its way to the Fedora repositories any time soon? Is there a simple workaround? Or shall I just write off Java 8 support in Eclipse until the next Fedora release?