|Re: [wtp-dev] Draft JSDT plan is now on Wiki|
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Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 10:43 AM
To: "wtp-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx" <wtp-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [wtp-dev] Draft JSDT plan is now on Wiki
Yeah, not sure you can depend on what CDT’s done. I think we’ve been grandfathered in since CDT’s been calling out to GNU tools since day one before the Foundation and it’s legal staff even existed. And I’m not about to disturb that or CDT would be dead.
I look to what Xtext has done when installing ANTLR. It’s a pretty horrible experience and I’m sure we can try and do better. But they do download and install the otherwise rejected ANTLR code generators at build time after asking the user if it’s OK.
I would hope that if we ask the user if they accept the license to whatever we’re downloading that accept, we should be OK. But it would be good to get a real ruling on that instead of “hoping”.
And I’m glad you mentioned Bower. The cloud environment I’ve worked with includes grunt and bower to build the front end pages. Node is becoming as standard a runtime as the JRE is. We need to be in that game if we’re to become relevant so I don’t get tweets like this at me:
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