Eclipse 3.1M7

Ralf Folkerts ralf.folkerts at gmx.de
Sat May 21 08:46:30 PDT 2005


Am Samstag, den 21.05.2005, 13:36 +0200 schrieb Andreas Kohn:

Hi Andreas,

> there is a new milestone of Eclipse available, 3.1M7. It looks like
> bigger parts of the build infrastructure have changed, and I'm thinking
> about how to port it. Is anyone else working on it currently?
> 
> Actually, I think it would be easier to stop pretending that we are
> linux sometimes, and sometimes not, and instead create a bigger patchset
> which will add a complete freebsd OS definition. Perhaps our goal should
> even be to have freebsd added to the list of supported OS's, to reduce
> further porting effort for each new Eclipse code drop.
> 
> What do you guys think?

well, I think if FreeBSD was added to the "officially" supported
Platforms would be the best solution; after compiling a few
3.0-Milestones on FBSD I must admit that I gave up and waited for a Port
by someone who is more knowledgable in C than I am; by that time the
Docs were only for SWT 2, Info for SWT 3 was spread and the
Eclipse-supplied Build-Infrastructure was, well, not really usable (in
one Makefile there was eben a reference to ~jason/ibmjava (well, don't
remember the name, but there was a reference to someone's
Homedirectory).

So, as long as FBSD is not "official" the Porter(s) will have the
painful job to make changes over and over again, for each Milestone of
each new Version :-(

However, I have no Idea how to become an Official Eclipse Platform :-(

Cheers,
_ralf_
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