Q) eclipse 3.2 (Callisto)

David Sledge dsledge at appriss.com
Thu Aug 3 21:36:57 UTC 2006

   Jean-Baptiste Quenot wrote:

I compiled, installed and ran your port successfully.

However, you pass ${LOCALBASE}/diablo-jdk1.5.0 to Eclipse build.
How do you know the diablo jdk is installed?  You better use
${JAVA_HOME} instead.



If you want to force using the Diablo JDK and not the bsdjava one,
specify JAVA_VENDOR=freebsd in the Makefile.  That would maybe be
safer as I experienced build failures when using jdk-1.5.0p2_3
instead of diablo-jdk-


   Fixed - great idea

Another question: do you really mean to be the maintainer of
Eclipse?  That may be a lot of work, be prepared to receive a
reasonable number of PRs ;-)


   I thought I would give it a try and see how it goes.  I figured better
   to try and maintain it if possible instead of it being another port
   out there without a maintainer.  Is it really a bad idea to do this?
   Please let me know and I will change it back before I submit it. I
   know I will get requests and questions but since I have not been
   watching the mailing list that long I have no idea how many PRs or
   problems come in for eclipse. The Current "Problem Report List" on
   FreeBSD's website only shows 4 PRs when searching for eclipse. That is
   why I thought it would be manageable. Please let me know if I am
   getting in over my head?

Just a last one: why are you commenting out the MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME
and following line in eclipse startup script?  Just curious.

All the best,

   From what I could find this was a workaround to make mozilla, or I
   believe firefox really, work for eclipse 3.1.2 or earlier on linux and
   unix systems . If you leave it enabled for eclipse 3.2 it results in
   the following error when hovering the mouse over a class in the
   editor, like "String" for example.
/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: /usr/home/<home-dir>/.eclipse/org.eclipse.platform_3.2.0/
configuration/org.eclipse.osgi/bundles/91/1/.cp/libswt-mozilla-gtk-3232.so: Und
efined symbol "NS_InitEmbedding"

I found one more problem when looking under the "manage configuration" window f
or the Eclipse Platform Plug-in resource. That has now been fixed. The eclipse.
shar file has been updated on the web site at [1]http://www.freshdevonrails.com
/eclipse.shar . I think that we got it this time. I have not seen or heard of a
ny more problems.


   1. http://www.freshdevonrails.com/eclipse.shar

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