java/eclipse update?

Greg Lewis glewis at
Sat May 10 04:42:49 UTC 2008

On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 08:57:22PM -0700, Mike Bowie wrote:
> Greg Lewis wrote:
> >On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 01:43:13PM -0700, Mike Bowie wrote:
> >>Interesting "New Zealand connection" trifecta we seem to have so far... 
> >>Jon looks to be *in* NZ, I'm *from* NZ and Rick's "" 
> >>rounds it out.  (Although who's to say if there's a really connection 
> >>there, besides the name of our native flightless bird.)
> >
> >I've committed the update to 3.3.2 from Ken.  You can go back to sheep
> >worrying now... ;-)
> I'm not sure if I should thank you or suggest we step outside for 
> fisty-cuffs.

Heh.  There must have been a bit of biff in the rugby league test the other
night, lets just agree thats enough Anzac hostilities for the moment :).

> I thought you might chime-in on the plugins as ports bit... any thoughts?

No real change from me, I still think the plugins should either be marked
broken or upgraded to a version that works with whatever we put in
the main eclipse port.  If someone wants to go with something else then
I'll take a look at patches and commit them, but I don't have the cycles
to be the main eclipse maintainer.

Same deal for keeping old versions around.  If people want that then they
need to come up with a workable system of how thats going to interact
with plugin ports and the patches to the present eclipse port that would
allow it to be committed as eclipse32 or whatever.  Yes I realise there are
multiple versions of emacs, for instance, but thats because someone was
interested enough to do the work to make it so.  I really think the Eclipse
community on FreeBSD isn't large enough to do more than eclipse and
eclipse-devel (and we even struggle to keep those up to date, which I'm
just as guilty of as anyone else).

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