First of all, I want to express my enthusiasm
that we finally have a proper installer. Its just such the right
answer, we really should encourage its use. Plus, as always, we need
to exercise the code in real usage to work out the bugs and gain confidence.
So +1 for it being prominent on the download page. If the current
stability is sufficient (is it?), we should make it the default way of
getting your SDK (with the zip available as a legacy path).
Clearly though the work is still relatively
new, and I'm concerned about the remaining runway for EPP. It'd be
great to see some EPP exploration right now, but I suspect we're too late
for "production use" for them for 3.4; I don't believe they have
a ton of manpower and they likely need a few milestones for adoption. I
don't view inconsistency a major problem: the EPP packages are like products,
and often a product may decide to delay adoption of a new technology for
a release. But what do you EPP folks think?
+1 to installer for SDK prominent on
-1 recommned for EPP adoption in 3.4
(but its up to the EPP folks)
Pascal Rapicault/Ottawa/IBM@IBMCA Sent by: eclipse-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
04/18/2008 09:33 AM
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[eclipse-dev] Eclipse 3.4 shape
Since 3.4 M6, the eclipse SDK can be obtained using a p2-based installer
We need to decide if this is a delivery format that we want to promote
3.4 by making it more prominently available from our download page, but
also need to understand the consequences of such a choice on the greater
Eclipse community. The two questions that come to mind are:
- Is the installer something that would be put on
the Eclipse main
download page (http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/) in addition of the zip?
- If we answer yes to the previous question, does
it mean that an
installer has to be provided for the other EPP packages, do we have time
for it or can we leave with an inconsistency there?
Thx for your feedback,
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