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Re: [eclipse-dev] RE: What's happening after 2.1?

Support for allowing Eclipse users to develop against JDK 1.5 is a very different thing from requiring 1.5 for running Eclipse itself.  We've always tried to support development against the latest JDK, and we've supported 1.4 in this way for a long time.  For running Eclipse itself, we only move to a new JDK level when we know it is widely available and stable on all platforms.  Obviously this lags far behind the JDK release cycles, which is why we are still on 1.3. As far as I know we will be moving to 1.4 before the next release, but this has yet to be confirmed.


"Bob Foster" <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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04/23/2003 10:47 AM
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The proposed plan seems a terrible idea with respect to MacOSX support. This
project seems to keep ticking along on the back burner (I have been
following its progress since November 2001), constantly improving but never
quite getting to "fully supported" status. Another year? Oh, my.

It is telling that the plan wants to jump ahead to JDK 1.5 support without
ever supporting 1.4. Do you truly want to go all this year and into the next
telling users "Eclipse is only supported running under 1.3"? This is
unsatisfactory on all platforms, but truly a bad plan for the Macintosh,
where the current JDK is 1.4, Eclipse doesn't run at all well under 1.4.
Unless this is fixed, when Apple stops installing 1.3 on new machines,
Eclipse will be dead on that platform.

Hate to be a wet blanket, but on these two critical points the proposal
seems lacking.


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