|Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Future of Buckminster (was: An important change, and transition period, for Eclipse Platform Builds)|
I don’t think this is the right reasoning to have. If Buckminster satisfies all your needs (stable, supported, etc), then you should keep it, especially considering that the switch of technology can be quite time consuming (we believe it took more a one-man year to do the whole conversion of the platform), and that there are features in Buckminster that are more powerful than those found in Maven/Tycho.
The platform had to move to Tycho/CBI to enable the LTS and Polarsys initiatives. I think that if it had not been for those reasons, the move to Tycho may have never occurred (or at a much slower pace). After all PDE Build still works well and has been stable for quite some time now.
I think most are aware that we in the Platform (with help from many others) have been working to move our builds to use Tycho and Maven (instead of PDE Batch Builds) to build our deliverables. This is part of the "CBI efforts" and more specifically motivated by the Eclipse Foundation's LTS program.
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