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Re: [eclipse-dev] Eclipse for Solaris on x86

Great question!

If you need Eclipse on Solaris x86... the Sun team provides a package
but it has the limitation of all Eclipse instances distributed by
distro providers. There is no substitute for downloading a build from
the Eclipse Foundation.

Another option is to use the scripts from the solipse project to build
your own Eclipse distro. It is relatively straightforward and quick to

THE solution is to take the functionality of the scripts in solipse
and translate them into the build process of Eclipse OR to provide the
binary directly... You could help out Tim Meyer in his efforts to so.
You could also show your support by voting for

Hope the above helps.

Happy Hacking


On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 4:23 AM, Petr Slechta <Petr.Slechta@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello,
> I see that Eclipse community produces Eclipse builds for Solaris on sparc.
> Is there any plan to deliver also Eclipse builds for Solaris on x86?
> The same holds for SWT: there is build of SWT for Solaris on sparc, but
> nothing for Solaris on x86? Is there any reason why Solaris on x86 is not
> supported?
> Thank you in advance for any information!
> Have a nice day,
> Petr Slechta, Sustaining engineer @ Sun Microsystems
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