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Re: [ide-dev] How good is HTML5 support?


Moving the IP boundary a bit may help but surely many problems will remain?

Some projects get round the restriction by assisting users in downloading unapproved contributions. e.g. Xtext downloads ANTLR 3 via a Console prompt. Subversive replicates a P2 install for its adapters. This works but is a little inelegant. A more centralized facility might run off an extension point and automatically download third party add-ons from third party sites as part of a normal P2 installation. This could finally break the IP impasse whereby everyone has to continue to love Xalan XSLT when Saxon is so much better.


        Ed Willink

On 25/10/2015 16:36, Mike Milinkovich wrote:
On 24/10/2015 6:07 PM, Doug Schaefer wrote:
Understood. But this is an important point. I think we need to understand whether this allows us to build an Eclipse IDE that competes with WebStorm, for example, which has all sorts of features that call into the npm ecosystem. But I’m sure you’ve already had those discussions at the Board level as you discussed being more user focused.

We haven't discussed competing with any particular IDE at the Board. What we have discussed is that the IP process sometimes gets in the way of our ability to compete. It is clearly an advantage in many areas, but in the world of web development and cloud delivery, it can be a problem.

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