Yes, does seem like issues with mirrors
(or, our computed link to them) ... I'm assuming you can get from main
Eclipse download site? (I could, just now).
Thanks for pointing that out ... I have
opened Bug 461931
Marcel Bruch <marcel.bruch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
David M Williams/Raleigh/IBM@IBMUS,
03/11/2015 11:26 AM
Heads up: Platform will be "coming in hot" with M6 changes for
"Mac App" layout
I’ve trouble download the mac edition from the linked
website . It seems the mirrors did no pick it up already or the link
I wanted to make everyone aware of our latest Platform plans for M6 ...
especially since it has the potential to effect "downstream"
consumers and contributions to Mars Sim. Release. If anyone sees
any "blocking" aspects to this plan, let us know.
In short, we will aggressively be trying to get changes needed to build
our "Mac Product" in a relatively standard "Mac App layout".
431116 - Releases for Mac OS X
should be bundled as a proper "Mac App" and/or "Library"
We felt it important to make the move by M6, to be sure problems/issues
can be found, and fixed, by M7 ... otherwise, we face a greater risk making
changes during RCs, or, worse, not having it well tested by anyone or no
time to make important fixes.
Some issues are listed below ... may be others?
- To do this, we will soon have to move to Tycho 0.23.0-SNAPSHOT.
-- always risky to do a milestone with a "SNAPSHOT", but ...
we think worth it in this case. (And we'll ask Tycho team to be "extra
-- so far, we can not quite get our "production build" to work
with it ... but, suspect we can soon.
-- For an "experimental build", see http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops4/X20150309-0218/
--- (This was produced with a locally built "patched" Tycho,
and so far haven't quite got the "official" SNAPSHOT to work
consistently ... but works sometimes, and issues appear unrelated to the
- The change is "all or nothing" ... once we (and Tycho) move
to this new layout, the old layout will no longer be possible.
* This should only effect consumers who create their own "products"
... should not effect "features" or "plugins" in any
* Should not effect Linux or Windows "products" in any way.
* But, anyone who does produce "products", for the Mac, will
also have to use Tycho 0.23.0-SNAPSHOT for "Sim. Release".
* Effect on "PDE Builds" and "Buckminster builds" is
sort of unknown (by us) ... ?
We have set our own deadline of Sunday March 15 to "have everything
working" ... and, if not by then ... *might* have to back peddle,
or come up with some other plan.
Just wanted to give a little early warning of this change coming. I think
for the most part, everyone will welcome the change, but may be some rough
Please comment in Bug
you see issues, or open new bugs, having them 'block' that bug.