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Re: [platform-vision] Involve important stack holders in this group?
- From: "Max Rydahl Andersen" <manderse@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 09:51:34 +0100
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On 17 Nov 2014, at 23:34, Lars Vogel wrote:
**1.) Update the programming model for the Eclipse IDE to Java 8 (or
Java 9 once out)**
For example provide functional interfaces for SWT listeners. Providing
Java 8 in our API will make contributions more attractive and
**2.) No blocking / allow cancellation in the UI by the Builder
This one hits me personally at least a few times per day. The
automatic builder is running and block me from doing anything else.
AFAIK main issue
**3.) Best support for Maven and Gradle**
I think that one is already in the list, but I think we should also
here what the next build superstar Gradle needs here. Quote from the
list:"Some discussion of integration problems between Maven and JDT.
Dani thinks there may be a mechanism available to address their
So one thing I just got reminded of when reading back log of emails is
pushing for Java8, no blocking/allow cancellation and best support for
maven and gradle is all truly great ideas - and platform and JDT is
playing an essential role in making that happen.
But there is one big part missing in all of this and that is the web
tools project (WTP).
If that project is not part of this kind of move (java8 will break
things a lot afaik?) then we would be screwed or at least have
*alot* of functionality disappear with no good replacement. (Think xml,
project facets etc.)
I don't have a good solution for this but just something that popped
into my head when reading this.