Julian Dolby knows more about this (maybe
he will jump in), but when you run eclipse on Jikes RVM we've written a
plugin such that the classpath libraries are not only used by eclipse,
but are also used by the applications you develop in eclipse (and Jikes
RVM is used to execute them).
So, you can edit, build, compile, and
run your Java code in Eclipse without needing any other JVM at all.
One downside is that we haven't implemented
JDWP in Jikes RVM yet, so you can't use the Eclipse debugger in this
mode, but we all write bug free programs the first time, right ;-)
We also have mainly been testing this
on the 2.x versions of eclipse. I'm pretty sure we have a little
work to do to get the current Eclipse milestone builds to work on Jikes