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Eclipse 3.3 is out, ColdFusion developers wait...

posted under category: CFEclipse on June 29, 2007 by Nathan

Eclipse 3.3 was released this morning, along with 20 other simultaneous releases from the Eclipse Foundation in an effort titled Eclipse Europa. With lots of new features, hundreds of improvements on tools we have been using over the last year, what's not to love? Well how about backwards compatibility with our favorite editor, CFEclipse.

It appears that Eclipse 3.3 has broken compatibility with a number of plugins, including our own CFEclipse, mostly based on changes to the JavaFileEditorInput. There's actually a lot more to it than just that, as some Eclipse 3.3 features override what the CFEclipse developers have worked so hard to make happen, such as dragging and dropping text.

The only way to get Eclipse 3.3 support with CFEclipse is to get enough people to promise Mark Drew enough beers, Amazon wish list items and airfares to conferences via his paypal link in order to motivate him.

Until then, we will all just have to stick with Eclipse 3.2.

Mark, I think I owe you about a dozen drinks of your preference, any time you're in Phoenix.

Help us Mark, you're our only hope...

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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