Eclipse 3.1M7

Alex Varju alex at
Sat May 21 11:07:17 PDT 2005

I've actually already submitted an update for the eclipse-devel port to 
3.1m7, somebody just needs to grab it:

I discussed adding FreeBSD as a supported platform with one of the 
Eclipse developers, but I'm not sure how feasible this is.  The problem 
is that somebody still has to maintain the config files within the 
Eclipse tree, which isn't going to happen unless a FreeBSD developer has 
commit priviledges.

I agree that porting Eclipse is a huge challenge right now, I'm just not 
sure how it the overall amount of work for everybody involved can be 


Andreas Kohn wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?
> Regards,
> Andreas

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