That link on eclipse.org should really
be fixed. It is confusing two things in one news item. It says
the RC1 build of the SDK was available on April 13th, which is correct,
but then it links to the Callisto discovery page, which is *not* Callisto
RC1. I believe it should be corrected to say that Eclipse Callisto
3.2 M6 is available, and link direclty to:
Rather than going to the confusing Callisto
planning page. Also, the link shouldn't open a new browser window because
it is navigating within eclipse.org. We've really got to keep it
simple if it's being put on the main eclipse.org page for the whole community
to see. We need to consistently refer to Eclipse Callisto as the
entire release train, rather than just the platform. Until the entire
release train reaches RC1, we shouldn't be announcing that "Eclipse
Callisto RC1 is available".
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The eclipse.org home page says Callisto RC1 is "now
available", so I click on the link which goes to:
There's nothing immediately visible on that first page about downloading,
except the "Downloads" link at the top, which goes to the standard
download page (and the most prominent link there is Eclipse SDK 3.1.2).
I know that's not right so I keep looking.
I scroll down the Callisto page about halfway and find "Downloading
and Using The Callisto Simultaneous Release". It says:
The complete installation instructions are at the Callisto Update Discovery
I click on that link and it says:
"This update site provides the features of the Callisto Release --
currently the M6 version.
It requires that you have at least the Eclipse 3.2 Platform Feature
installed (the M6 version).
For example, to start with minimum foot-print, you can use the Platform
Runtime Binary appropriate for your operating system."
The link it gives for the Platform Runtime is http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops/S-3.2M6-200603312000/callisto.php
Well I know that's not right so I go to the standard download page, select
All versions, select 3.2RC1, ignore all the stuff at the top, scroll down
halfway and find the section on Platform Runtime Binary, and select the
link for the Windows platform (http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops/S-3.2RC1-200604131718/download.php?dropFile=eclipse-platform-3.2RC1-win32.zip).
Firefox asks me if I want to save it or open it. I know I should not overwrite
my previous Eclipse install so I save it, rename my old version of Eclipse
out of the way, locate the new zip again in my downloads directory, right-drag
it to C:\Program Files, and select Extract to here (because I happen to
have WinZip installed). It creates an eclipse directory.
I start Eclipse, get some errors about unable to restore workbench (I know
this is ok because I was editing some Java programs before). Now I'm pretty
much staring at a blank screen (not exactly blank but it says Java perspective,
no icon, no editors, and has a blank stack of views at the bottom with
Search, Console, and Progress).
Well I happen to know that I should do Help > Software Updates >
Find and Install, select Search for new features to install, click Next,
select Callisto Discovery Site, and click Finish. The window goes away
for a while but I notice a progress counter in the bottom right of the
window. Then I get a dialog that says:
No features found on the selected site(s). Choose a different site or site
It says it twice for good measure (once in the title and once in the body),
and has an OK button, which I press. Now I'm back to my blank screen.
Now at this point I know I can go try some other discovery url or go back
and just get the 3.2RC1 SDK monster download, but how are normal users
going to "know" all the stuff that I know?
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