In the Eclipse platform.runtime project we integrated a contributed patch which allows parallel execution of jobs while limiting the number of processes which should be used.
Where is another contributed patch which uses this API to run EarlyStartup extensions in parallel, I have hope that this will speedup the initial start of the Eclipse IDE significant, if there are sufficient EarlyStartup extensions registered.
Max raised the concern in the bug, that if someone expects a certain ordering of EarlyStartup that this might not be the case anymore. If you have concerns, please add a comment to the bug.
Best regards, Lars