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


Minor clarification,
  • Add JDT support for new Java language features coming in J2SE 1.5.
    refers to adding support in the JDT tooling to compile/build/test 1.5 code.  It does not refer to the version of the JRE on which Eclipse itself runs.


    "Bob Foster" <bob@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
    Sent by: eclipse-dev-admin@xxxxxxxxxxx

    04/23/2003 10:47 AM
    Please respond to eclipse-dev

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

    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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