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Eclipse 2.x or 3.x? [message #772600] Fri, 30 December 2011 06:34 Go to next message
Simon is currently offline Simon
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Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Hey,

I am getting a bit confused with what is going on with Eclipse PDT,
maybe I just missed a news release or something.
Correct me if I am wrong, a while ago there was a note saying something
along the line that PDT was no longer been actively developed.

Then I saw there was some limited support/activity,
http://www.eclipse.org/projects/project.php?id=tools.pdt

Now I see that there is a full 'All in ones' install, but it is still
not listed in http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/, (but only for some
legal reason or other I think).

I currently use version 2.x, it took me a while to get the various
settings right, (by that I mean, I can debug properly, breakpoints are
hit and variables are set as expected).

Setting up 2.x was not pain free and I don't really want to waste my
time on 3.x if there is little or no real gain in doing so. Maybe there
is even a way of 'migrating' a project from 2.x to 3.x?

Currently, I am using xDebug and I would like to keep using it, (Not for
any real love reason, I just never got the Zend debugger to work, no
matter how hard I tried).

I know that the easy answer would be to stick to 2.x as it works for me,
but I don't like to be a full version behind as, one day, I will have no
choice to move to the new version, (for one reason or another), and I
wont have the luxury of time/holidays and it will be a rush move.

So basically, is 3.x worth the upgrade? Shall I wait a few more months?
Does it fix some of the little annoying bugs in 2.x that we have all
grown used to? or would I be getting myself into more troubles than it
is worth and I should stick to 2.x for a while longer.

Thanks

Simon
Re: Eclipse 2.x or 3.x? [message #773631 is a reply to message #772600] Mon, 02 January 2012 06:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Roy Ganor is currently offline Roy Ganor
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Registered: July 2009
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I believe you will need to check it by yourself if the upgrade worth it (of course the PDT team encourage you to do so).

A full download is available in the downloads page:
http://eclipse.org/pdt/downloads

The Eclipse PDT is full steam ahead, we have never stopped developing the product. In the last year we have decided not to push full package to the EPP project but to generate one custom made for the PHP developers.


Re: Eclipse 2.x or 3.x? [message #774572 is a reply to message #773631] Wed, 04 January 2012 07:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Simon is currently offline Simon
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Registered: July 2009
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On 2012/01/02 08:04 AM, Roy Ganor wrote:
> I believe you will need to check it by yourself if the upgrade worth it
> (of course the PDT team encourage you to do so).
>
> A full download is available in the downloads page:
> http://eclipse.org/pdt/downloads

Sorry, I was not trying to say that this not a good version, I am just
confused as to what is going on with the development.

Is there a tool/way to 'import' a project from 2.x to 3.x
or some steps on how to move from 2.x to 3.x?

Or do you suggest I restart from scratch?

>
> The Eclipse PDT is full steam ahead, we have never stopped developing
> the product. In the last year we have decided not to push full package
> to the EPP project but to generate one custom made for the PHP developers.

Maybe this is where the confusion started, (for me at least), why did
you decide not to release the package to the EPP?

Regards,

Simon
Re: Eclipse 2.x or 3.x? [message #776758 is a reply to message #773631] Mon, 09 January 2012 08:25 Go to previous message
Simon is currently offline Simon
Messages: 10
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
On 2012/01/02 08:04 AM, Roy Ganor wrote:
> I believe you will need to check it by yourself if the upgrade worth it
> (of course the PDT team encourage you to do so).
>
> A full download is available in the downloads page:
> http://eclipse.org/pdt/downloads
>
> The Eclipse PDT is full steam ahead, we have never stopped developing
> the product. In the last year we have decided not to push full package
> to the EPP project but to generate one custom made for the PHP developers.
>

Well, in the end I moved across to Indigo, and so far so good, it was
actually fairly painless.

I am only testing it on one machine for now, but it all looks good as
far as I can see.

Thanks

Simon
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