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Re: [cdt-dev] Blog on the New CDT

Hi Doug,

I just want to make sure I understand what CDT will stand for from now on. As I understand, CDT will remain the C/C++ tooling for Eclipse except that some components (language server, debug adapter) will be reusable by other IDEs (erm, editors). But would the reference integrations/adapters with other IDEs also be hosted inside the CDT? I wonder if it would be better to have a more IDE-neutral place for this because as it stands Eclipse CDT stands for Eclipse (Classic) CDT and not for Eclipse-the-foundataion-with-other-IDEs CDT. At least in the mind of people it is, which brings us to the marketing terms again. Can the foundation be renamed? ;) Maybe more seriously, it would be nice to see some place where all C/C++ tool integrators could converge, and I’m not sure if it can be the (new) CDT realistically.

As for the CDT’s future as a set of Eclipse plugins, I think the strategy makes a lot of sense and is probably the only reasonable way to go. But I wonder: if the real differentiator between the Eclipse C/C++ IDE and other C/C++ IDEs is the Eclipse platform, then how many people would go for that.

In any case, I’m hanging around if only for Eclipse nostalgia and collaborating with great people :)


> On Oct 29, 2018, at 2:45 PM, Doug Schaefer <dschaefer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hey gang, further to our discussions at EclipseCon, I've written a blog covering our strategy. Please take a look and let me know what you think.
> Cheers,
> Doug.
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