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Re: [ide-dev] A "releases/latest" URL in the IDE to ease upgrades?

On 3-Dec-2015, at 11:34 AM, Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> At some point, I believe the IDE has to "lead" the ecosystem, by being more helpful to its users, including allowing updating from Mars to Neon, and that 3rd-party in the ecosystem have to adapt accordingly or die. Eclipse IDE doesn't have to handle all the pain created by 3rd party plugins and should be really focusing on its users more than on all the possible ways for 3rd-party plugins to mess it up.

Except we have no way to discover which of those 3rd party plugins do mess up.  And you can be sure that at least 30% of the users will have one of those plugins installed :-(

I’d definitely support alerting of major upgrades if we had a better rollback story [1], such as a button on the Switch Workspaces button, or being able to hold down Ctrl+Alt on start [2].  But it needs to be rock solid.  I’ve had mixed success in rolling back changes using the About > Installation dialog: some have failed as the old features and bundles can’t be found (deleted from the bundle pool?) and couldn’t be found at any of my configured update sites.


[2] But I’ve not been able to figure a way to query SWT as to which modifier keys are currently held

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