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What does letter R mean in installer name? [message #1830818] Tue, 04 August 2020 18:59 Go to next message
Gerald Forster is currently offline Gerald ForsterFriend
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Hi!

The current Eclipse installer is called 'Eclipse Installer 2020-06 R'.

Could somebody please explain what the letter R means?

Regards
Gerald
Re: What does letter R mean in installer name? [message #1830833 is a reply to message #1830818] Wed, 05 August 2020 03:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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I'm not sure what you mean by it's called 'Eclipse Installer 2020-06 R' . Do you mean the path from which it's downloaded, e.g., oomph/epp/2020-06/R/eclipse-inst-win64.exe?

If you look on this folder, all the current and older versions of the installer are available:

https://download.eclipse.org/oomph/epp/

And there is an index file of them:

https://download.eclipse.org/oomph/epp/installer-index.xml

The R versions are the released versions. There can be M and RC versions as well, for the milestones and release candidates before the final release. There might also be an Ra, or an Rb version if I needed to respin the release for some reason.

Oh, maybe you mean on this page?

https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/installer

This page is generated from the installer-index.xml mentioned above.

In any case, all these installers are "restricted" to install only products/packages for that corresponding release of Eclipse (when used in simple mode). Whereas the following ones are unrestricted and can install any version of Eclipse even in simple mode:

https://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_Installer

The installer itself is self-updating, so you don't actually need to download a new one each time, but rather update it; updating it removes the restrictions...





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Re: What does letter R mean in installer name? [message #1830857 is a reply to message #1830833] Wed, 05 August 2020 10:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gerald Forster is currently offline Gerald ForsterFriend
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Thank you Ed for your reply!

My question refers to the label of the installer on this page:
https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/installer

There is written twice:
"Eclipse Installer 2020-06 R"

Regards
Gerald
Re: What does letter R mean in installer name? [message #1831195 is a reply to message #1830857] Thu, 13 August 2020 10:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gerald Forster is currently offline Gerald ForsterFriend
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Hi everybody!

I hope the following is correct:

R is an abbreviation for released and means something like stable.

Regards
Gerald
Re: What does letter R mean in installer name? [message #1831199 is a reply to message #1831195] Thu, 13 August 2020 12:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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Yes,. On this page for example:

https://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/release/2020-09/m2

it's label "Eclipse Installer 2020‑09 M2" . So generally there are milestones (M1-M3), where we are currently working toward the 2020-09 release in September, release candidates (RC1-RC3), and then the release (R).


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Re: What does letter R mean in installer name? [message #1831200 is a reply to message #1831199] Thu, 13 August 2020 12:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gerald Forster is currently offline Gerald ForsterFriend
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Thank you Ed!
Re: What does letter R mean in installer name? [message #1832201 is a reply to message #1831200] Fri, 11 September 2020 11:25 Go to previous message
Mark Smith is currently offline Mark SmithFriend
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R is an abbreviation for released
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