Convert a generic project to a java project

If you created a generic project in Eclipse and would like to turn it into a java project you have to modify the .project file. This is the content of the generic project:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<projectDescription>
  <name>de.slopjong.emf.forum</name>
  <comment></comment>
  <projects></projects>
  <buildSpec></buildSpec>
  <natures></natures>
</projectDescription>

You have to modify the sections buildSpec and natures.

<buildSpec>
  <buildCommand>
    <name>org.eclipse.jdt.core.javabuilder</name>
  </buildCommand>
</buildSpec>
<natures>
  <nature>org.eclipse.jdt.core.javanature</nature>
</natures>

You should then refresh the package explorer to let the changes take effect.

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