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kinetis design studio headless java error

Question asked by Steve Iribarne on Oct 25, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 26, 2017 by Erich Styger

KDS Details:


Kinetis Design Studio

Version: 3.2.0

©Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. 2016. All rights reserved.

Kinetis Design Studio includes features from GNU ARM Eclipse plug-ins

and from SOMNIUM® Technologies

Eclipse Version: Luna SR2 (4.4.2)

SOMNIUM® is a registered trademark of SOMNIUM® Technologies Limited. Freescale and Kinetis are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off.


OSX Sierra


ksdk 1.2.0 (because we use mqx and need to stick to this version).


I have issues running the following command:

/Applications/ -nosplash -application org.eclipse.cdt.managedbuilder.core.headlessbuild -importAll /Users/steveiribarne/work/my_proj/external


and I get the error as a GIANT Alert Dialog box....


Java was started but returned exit code=1









-os macosx

-ws cocoa

-arch x86_64

-launcher /Applications/

-name Kinetis Design Studio

--launcher.library /Applications/

-startup /Applications/


-product com.somniumtech.branding.kds.ide

-application org.eclipse.cdt.managedbuilder.core.headlessbuild

-importAll /Users/steveiribarne/work/my_proj/external

-vm /Applications/










I have Java version 1.8.  I've tried 1.7 but I get the same error.


In my_proj/external are the ksdk library projects.  On the command line I get 


Project: ksdk_mqx_lib already exists in the workspace!


I don't know the first thing about how to debug this...


Can you shed some light on this for me please?


Thank you.