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Java 7 support in Eclipse 3.7 [message #639793] Wed, 17 November 2010 14:39 Go to next message
Marcos is currently offline Marcos
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Hello!

Will Eclipse 3.7 have support for Java 7?

Thank you.

Marcos
Re: Java 7 support in Eclipse 3.7 [message #639799 is a reply to message #639793] Wed, 17 November 2010 15:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Olivier Thomann is currently offline Olivier Thomann
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It will if we get the specifications that we need to implement it.
Of course they will need to be legally cleared before we can use them.
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Re: Java 7 support in Eclipse 3.7 [message #639812 is a reply to message #639799] Wed, 17 November 2010 17:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Olivier Thomann wrote on Wed, 17 November 2010 15:43
It will if we get the specifications that we need to implement it.
Of course they will need to be legally cleared before we can use them.
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NetBeans already has some support for some Java 7 features without the specifications. Why Eclipse doesn't have it too? For the time being I'm using NetBeans just because of this, but I really would prefer to use Eclipse instead. And it seems that we're going to wait too long for this.

Marcos
Re: Java 7 support in Eclipse 3.7 [message #639936 is a reply to message #639812] Thu, 18 November 2010 08:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Paul Webster is currently offline Paul Webster
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Marcos wrote:
> NetBeans already has some support for some Java 7 features without the
> specifications. Why Eclipse doesn't have it too?

Licensing issues. Most of the work on java 7 so far has not been made
available in a way that the Eclipse Foundation committers can consume.
That's changing, but it will need to be resolved before any real
progress can be made and released.

PW

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Re: Java 7 support in Eclipse 3.7 [message #640077 is a reply to message #639812] Thu, 18 November 2010 18:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Olivier Thomann is currently offline Olivier Thomann
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Marcos wrote on Wed, 17 November 2010 17:25

NetBeans already has some support for some Java 7 features without the specifications. Why Eclipse doesn't have it too? For the time being I'm using NetBeans just because of this, but I really would prefer to use Eclipse instead. And it seems that we're going to wait too long for this.
Marcos

What company provides Netbeans ? Unless I am completely wrong, the compiler within Netbeans is javac. So this means that whatever ends up in javac can be used in Netbeans.

As Eclipse committers, we have different rules to follow.

Hopefully this clarifies why we don't have the same level of progress in Eclipse JDT and Netbeans.

Olivier
Re: Java 7 support in Eclipse 3.7 [message #640480 is a reply to message #640077] Mon, 22 November 2010 04:33 Go to previous message
Philippe Marschall is currently offline Philippe Marschall
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On 11/19/2010 12:19 AM, Olivier Thomann wrote:
> Marcos wrote on Wed, 17 November 2010 17:25
>> NetBeans already has some support for some Java 7 features without the
>> specifications. Why Eclipse doesn't have it too? For the time being
>> I'm using NetBeans just because of this, but I really would prefer to
>> use Eclipse instead. And it seems that we're going to wait too long
>> for this.
>> Marcos
>
> What company provides Netbeans ? Unless I am completely wrong, the
> compiler within Netbeans is javac. ...

Actually it's a fork of javac.

Cheers
Philippe
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