I saw that the bug is fixed in Eclipse Indigo. So I've snagged that and now we're hitting another SWT bug which I'm currently in the process of debugging. It appears that it's probably somewhere in the SWT_AWT bridge area. If I find out that the bug is fixed in later versions of eclipse I would like to jump to that version. The only problem is I'm currently using the last available libraries for Solaris x86.
While it would be easiest for me if the Solaris builds were to magically come back to the Eclipse downloads location but even if that's possible I'm guessing it won't happen any time soon. However I was curious to know what it would take to build eclipse from source on my own hardware. I've done a little googling and there doesn't seem to be a nice step by step process on how to get your own eclipse build up and running.
It seems roughly like this:
1. Somehow figure out which GIT repo you want to use (What if I just want to build Juno for RCP devs?)
2. Build via one of the available building mechanisms (I was going to try the pde-build flavor)
It looks like the SWT libraries are still supporting Solaris so not everyone has given up on the OS yet. These are just about the only options I can think of at the moment. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.