status of eclipse [WAS Re: No working IDE in FreeBSD!]

Dan Daley dddaley at
Tue Feb 28 13:59:14 UTC 2012

I didn't say it was up to date, I said it was "pretty close."  Current in 
version in ports is 3.7.0_4.

Netbeans IS up to date and is a better IDE in my opinion.  If your project is 
based on maven, then you should be able to use any IDE that supports maven 
projects.  However, last time I checked, the maven support in Eclipse was fairly 
limited and essentially unusable...  Netbeans and IntelliJ have much better 
support for maven.

From: kron <kron24 at>
To: Dan Daley <dddaley at>; Ports FreeBSD <freebsd-ports at>
Sent: Tue, February 28, 2012 3:38:43 AM
Subject: status of eclipse [WAS Re: No working IDE in FreeBSD!]

On 2012/02/26 15:53, Dan Daley wrote:
> Not all IDEs are so out of data.  Netbeans is quite current (7.1).  Eclipse is
> pretty close to the commonly available version as well.


actually, eclipse *is* out of date:
  java/eclipse: 3.6.2
  java/eclipse-devel: 3.7.0
while the latest stable is 3.7.2.

3.7.1 was the first eclipse supporting Java 7 syntax.
Since I need it (I collaborate on some Java 7 projects)
I run it on a Linux virtual machine.

I tried to update the port but failed and now I'm short
of time. Is anybody working on the port? A week or two
ago I asked on freebsd-eclipse@ but no response.


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