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Re: [ide-dev] what about doing less?

I see. But this sounds like addressing a pain point in existing code.

You mentioned that you'd like to reduce the number of features. If this is just to address a performance issue then it's like shooting in the dark. You need to do a performance analysis and then to see if taking out bundles will actually resolve the performance issue.

On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:24 AM, Martin Lippert <lippert@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Hey Kaloyan,

This is an interesting direction that worth brainstorming.
What would you take out of the Java EPP to make it again the killer Java

I think it is not as easy as "remove bundle X or do not install feature Y"... unfortunately...
The questions that are coming up for me are (for example): what would be necessary to get the Eclipse IDE starting up and be ready to use in 2sec, for example? I know, it sounds a bit crazy and maybe seemingly impossible, but those are the questions that help me to think about this.

What do you think?



On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 12:15 AM, Martin Lippert <lippert@xxxxxxx
<mailto:lippert@xxxxxxx>> wrote:


    I would like to propose a work item for the ide-dev working group
    that focuses on doing less. By that I mean instead of adding
    features to the existing platform and/or IDE I would love to reduce
    the scope, reduce the number of features, and reduce the amount of
    code - and focus on improving the remaining parts.

    The question that drives me is not what is missing from todays code
    base or EPPs, but what is too much, and even if we strip things
    down, what is still not lightweight enough, not
    fast/slick/performant enough, not high-quality enough to make the
    Eclipse IDE a killer app again.

    I (obviously) don't have ready-to-use solutions/answers for this,
    but I think following this direction could be interesting (make
    people enthusiastic about the Eclipse IDE again).

    Just my few thoughts at the moment... ;-)


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