I had previously posted this under the "Kepler SR3 for Java 8?"
thread, but I think that was a mistake. Rather than hijacking that
thread I am going to start a new one.
Just so everyone knows, the Eclipse Foundation is considering taking
the following steps to raise awareness of our Java 8 support. This
is coming partially as a result from feedback we got from this
week's Javaland conference in Germany where a number of developers
made it very clear that they had no idea that Eclipse supported Java
8 at all. Apparently only announcing these things on our internal
lists isn't sufficient :)
Please note that all of this will be done with exactly what we have
today. None of this will require any actions on behalf of the
Eclipse, EPP or other teams.
- We are going to create a Community Bulletin announcing Java 8
support that will appear on our home page.
- We are going to create a web page which clearly documents how
to get an install our existing Java 8 support for both Kepler
SR2 and the Luna builds.
- We are going to put a banner on the downloads page (e.g.
"Looking for Java 8 support?") which links to (2) above.
- We are going to create an (or update the existing) Eclipse
Marketplace entry for the Kepler SR2 Java 8 feature
- This will allow a drag-and-drop install into a Kepler SR2
- This will allow discovery and installation via the
Marketplace Client (MPC).
- We are going to make this Marketplace entry a "featured
product" which will make it visible on the Marketplace website
and in the MPC.
- [TBC] We are going to make the Java 8 support a
"featured download" to give it some prominence on the download
We welcome any comments or feedback.