- the traditional distribution that is compatible with JDK 1.6 and requires this JDK to have been installed on the target system
- the new distribution with bundled JDK 1.8
The bundled JDK is a patched version of Open JDK 1.8.0_40 and will be picked by MPS automatically once you start it. To find out under which JDK your MPS is running, open the “About” dialog and check out the splash screen.
The patch in the JDK fixes several UI-related issues that prevented MPS (as well as other IDEs from JetBrains) from running smoothly on JDK 8 under Mac OS.
Develop with pleasure!
-JetBrains MPS Team