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

Funny enough, the priority is on collaborating with great people ☺. We have a lot of expertise in C/C++ development environments. The idea is to bring that to other IDE front ends. And I want to remain a part of Eclipse for all the reasons we're here in the first place. The solid foundation with strong IP providence and great IT support. I don't know a similar place to do this. That's why I believe CDT is the only place this can happen. (And, yes, I looked for one)

Every contributor can focus on the IDE they care about the most. The folk who left us to work on Theia can come back and help us while we help them. I can stay and continue my work with VS Code. I think we can make something very special around this and we can be that place where all C/C++ tools integrators can converge. I think we already are.

My favorite tweet in response to mine was from Lars Vogel, "Cool. This way CDT will remain relevant and on the top edge in the future!" I think he's right.


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From: cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx <cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx> On Behalf Of Marc-Andre Laperle
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 8:19 PM
To: CDT General developers list. <cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: 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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