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Re: Proposed improvement to Eclipse [message #1242972] Mon, 10 February 2014 10:35
Mickael Istria is currently offline Mickael IstriaFriend
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Hi Cheen,

Thanks for those suggestions. You should send them to the related
development mailing-list, or open bugs against related components.
In some cases, the pitfalls are already known, and what is lacking is
some people who have time to improve or fix stuff. So you're alse
welcome to contribute code.

> 1. We need a better MarketPlace:
> - the current marketplace sucks, let's face it, update/ install package
> still could be a pain in the ass ... why can't we have something like
> Apple App Store - where updates/ install are easy and nice in one
> convenient place
> - accept Single SignOn for Market Place, like Google Account/ Facebook
> etc, to keep track of my install and updates, so don't need to look for
> my favorite plugins again and again every new platform I go (since
> portability is one of Eclipse's biggest advantage over other IDE)
> - let us (plugin developer) make money :)

Here, you can probably create 3 enhancement requests to

> 2. Eclipse is too power hungry, slow and very memory hungry.
> - can we just by default asking Java to allocate more memory to it
> (512MB or 1GB), since machine nowadays have abundance of memory

You should suggest that to the EPP project, which is about packaging the
Eclipse IDE into various flavours, that are exposed on the download

> 3. I think we could have some touch up on the UI
> - I know we are developers, but we deserve more user-friendly ways to
> use IDE, please revise our UI ... dockers and stuffs are so
> un-conveniently in place. I think Xcode did it very well. I think
> perspective all are quite confusing after all (may be it's a good idea,
> but Eclipse could do better in bringing this concept out).

That's always a difficulty in Eclipse to bring out the legacy because
Eclipse has a "don't break adopters" policy. Perspectives are also a
good example that some people hate, and some other love...
However, UI suggestions are always welcome. You're welcome to join the
platform-ui-dev mailing-list, and provide patches to improve the IDE.

Mickael Istria
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