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Eclipse Europa Release - Friday, June 29th

posted under category: CFEclipse on June 27, 2007 by Nathan

The annual Eclipse project last year, if you recall, was Callisto - a simultaneous release of 10 Eclipse Foundation projects. This year, the number of projects has more than doubled to 21, including the Eclipse Platform 3.3, the Web Tools Platform 2.0 (including a visual page editor!), the Data Tools Platform Project 1.5 (supports Derby), a Dynamic Languages Toolkit (supports Ruby and Python out of the box, when will it support CF?), and a lot more.

You can download the release candidate today at the Europa site, or wait for Friday afternoon to get the finished and full enchilada.

When I say Friday afternoon, their releases are typically hours after I expect them, so just keep hitting the Europa site until it changes. Last year it was around 4:00 PM PST.

I'm not sure yet how the upgrade cycle will go. I recommend creating a new Eclipse install folder and using your existing workspace. Make a backup of your workspace first, just in case. As a side effect, this will dump your old plugins, so you'll have to reinstall them, which isn't bad - you can reflect on which ones you use and don't use, and make sure you get the latest versions of them all.

Finally, the last I heard, CFEclipse wasn't officially supported on Eclipse 3.3, keep your eyes on Mark Drew's blog for any updates. I'll definitely upgrade when 3.3 final is released, and I'll let you all know.

Nathan is a software developer at The Boeing Company in Charleston, SC. He is essentially a big programming nerd. Really, you could say that makes him a nerd among nerds. Aside from making software for the web, he plays with tech toys and likes to think about programming's big picture while speaking at conferences and generally impressing people with massive nerdiness and straight-faced sarcastic humor. Nathan got his programming start writing batch files in DOS. It should go without saying, but these thought and opinions have nothing to do with Boeing in any way.
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