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Re: [eclipse-dev] Eclipse IDE vs. Eclipse SDK

On Wed, Aug 28, 2019 at 2:01 PM Bernhard Steppan <bernhard@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I recognized that the name for Eclipse in the Eclipse UI has changed from "Eclipse IDE“ (2019-06) to "Eclipse SDK" (2019-09). The download page still uses the older name "Eclipse IDE".

The Eclipse SDK is the name of the delivery of the Eclipse project (that is Eclipse Workbench + JDT + PDE).
The Eclipse IDE is a more generic name given to Eclipse-based IDE built by the Eclipse Packaging Project, so this typically adds Marketplace Client, EGit and many other things.
The Eclipse IDE is recommended for end-users as it contains what the community consider as the best set of features for a given user type; the Eclipse SDK is more an internal artifact that's more dedicated to testers.

Is there a change of the official name for the Eclipse development environment? Will the download pages be updated from IDE to SDK?


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