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Re: [eclipse-dev] Eclipse 3.4 shape

I think this may be a "marketing issue" (which I seldom have opinions about :)
but, I'd think if EPP doesn't have it, the Platform project should not "feature it prominently".
That'd just set a different expectations, and dilute the meaning of "simultaneous release".

Of course, if someone wanted to help EPP get that going, and you're really confident in the technology,
I'm sure they'd appreciate the contribution.

From: Kevin McGuire <Kevin_McGuire@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "General development mailing list of the Eclipse project." <eclipse-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 04/18/2008 10:08 AM
Subject: Re: [eclipse-dev] Eclipse 3.4 shape

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 download page

-1 recommned for EPP adoption in 3.4 (but its up to the EPP folks)


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