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Re: [ide-dev] Java IDEs comparison

On 09/14/2016 04:54 PM, Mickael Istria wrote:
On 09/14/2016 04:34 PM, Bruno Medeiros wrote:
2. Equinox P2
Ok, this wasn't as bad as CSS/theming, it works fairly well nowadays (I think? Others might disagree). But it was still another
massive investment and breaking change that cost adopters time and effort. Was it worth it in the end? Maybe, I'm not in a
position to judge. But other more important aspects were forsaken in the wake of this.

Do you remember the times before p2?

I remember one thing worse than updating before p2:
updating in the early days (years) of p2.
For quite some time this was the most immature piece of
software in a critical position of our stack.

Luckily those days are over
(mostly - I don't think p2 ever fully reached its original goals),
but it had caused significant friction in its early times.

Perhaps two things to remember from this story:
- the switch from old update manager to p2 was made way too early.
- developer base of p2 was dwindling before the job was done.

Maybe we are actually lacking a good culture of staged dog-fooding
for incubating technology before we release it to end users?


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