[arch-dev-public] Eclipse: planning a switch to binaries

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Mon Jun 30 21:54:35 EDT 2008

On Mon, 30 Jun 2008, Paul Mattal wrote:

> All,
> After much of my hair is missing on account of tearing it out (David 
> Rosenstrauch's too) trying to get everything we want out of an Eclipse 
> build-- or even just a version that can consistently build-- I'm planning to 
> switch main eclipse over to the prebuilt binary.
> Why? Here's the reasons:
> 1) Better compatibility. The eclipse foundation uses something like 7 JVMs in 
> their build process, and builds everything for optimal compatibility.
> 2) The eclipse foundation's build process is "too complicated for you" and 
> can't be recreated by mere mortals.
> 3) The annoying "Assembling..." bug that has plagued us for years and causes 
> only 1 out of every 5-10 attempts to make eclipse to actually work.
> 4) No clear benefit (possibly a little sacrificed speed) of continuing to 
> build from source.
> So I'm waiting until Wednesday (7/3) to hear counterpoints on this, and then 
> switching the main eclipse and eclipse-cdt packages over to build from 
> eclipse foundation binaries. Please register your feedback here!
> Best,
> Paul

Are there binaries available for x86_64? If not, that could be a problem.

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