Eclipse 3.1 RC1 released

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  1. Eclipse 3.1 RC1 released (16 messages)

    Eclipse 3.1 RC1 has been released for download. This is primarily a release candidate build; there are no "new and noteworthy" notes compared to the M7 release. Most changes are bug fixes.

    The final build of Eclipse 3.1 is expected in late June 2005.

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  2. Debug problems[ Go to top ]

    I have just downloaded it and gave it a try...
    This version seems to be much faster than 3.0.2.

    One problem though: I can't debug any Tomcat web application - it stops at breakpoint but you can't step into the code nor resume the application (those buttons are disabled).

    Sometimes you can't debug even a regular java app (this behaviour is not consistent).
  3. Debug problems[ Go to top ]

    java 1.5 support?
  4. Debug problems[ Go to top ]

    Of course 1.5 support. :)
  5. Java 1.5[ Go to top ]

    1.5 support has been in the 3.1 releases for quite a while.

    generics, static imports etc seem to work well for me.


    Todo Lists
  6. Static Imports[ Go to top ]

    I've not had any luck with static imports in Eclipse. But maybe I just don't understand them.
  7. Static Imports Explained[ Go to top ]

    I've not had any luck with static imports in Eclipse. But maybe I just don't understand them.

    Static imports allow you to use the static members of other classes without qualifying them by class name.

    Before Java 5, you would have to do something like

    import java.lang.Boolean;

    class MyClass
    {
        private Boolean _switch = Boolean.TRUE;
    }


    Starting with Java 5, you can do

    import static java.lang.Boolean.TRUE;

    class MyClass
    {
        private Boolean _switch = TRUE;
    }


    http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/guide/language/static-import.html
  8. Clarification[ Go to top ]

    Before Java 5, you would have to do something like
    import java.lang.Boolean;

    Of course, in the case of java.lang.*, the package is auto-imported. I made the import explicit just for this example. One of the static members of java.util.Collections might have been a better example.
  9. Eclipse 3.1 RC1 released[ Go to top ]

    When I look at the list of new features I see:
    -JDK 5 support (only 9 months late)
    -Improved performance (good)
    -other minor cosmetic enhancements (always good)
    but what I am missing is MAJOR new features.
  10. minor enhancements[ Go to top ]

    -other minor cosmetic enhancements (always good)but what I am missing is MAJOR new features.

    my impression is that a few of the "minor enhancements" are even rather debatable. For example, the new CVS commit view that shows you the exact same information as the synchronize view - with the effect that users of the synchronize view are presented with the same info twice.

    It seems to me that some of these things reflect someones personal preference, rather than a consistent evolvemenet of the eclipse philosophy

    christian
  11. Eclipse 3.1 RC1 released[ Go to top ]

    Note that this is 3.1 release and not 4.0. Usually first number means major improvements and new features and second number minor improvements.
  12. Major new features?[ Go to top ]

    but what I am missing is MAJOR new features.
    Java 5.0 support is major IMO. Numerous new language features that need support from an IDE.

    No debate that IntelliJ has had good Java 5.0 support for a while, however.
  13. Major new features?[ Go to top ]

    Agreed, Eclipse support for JDK1.5 is what I've been waiting for to actually use all the new and interesting stuff in Java 5.0.
  14. SWT GUI Designer[ Go to top ]

    Hello,

    Is the SWT GUI Designer still supported in Eclipse 3.1?
    I still have exceptions when trying to create one after a Software Update.

    Thx,

    Thierry
  15. Eclipse 3.1 RC1 released[ Go to top ]

    there are no "new and noteworthy"
    I thought I was going blind cause I couldn't find them. And I KNOW I haven't taken any Viagra. :p
  16. Eclipse 3.1 RC1 released[ Go to top ]

    Most of the new features are in other Eclipse projects (ex. Webtools) instead of the core SDK which is just the platform + the Java development tools (JDT) and the Plug-in development environment (PDE)

    Take a look at the master timeline at http://www.eclipse.org/org/processes/master-timeline.php to see the current planned release schedule for some of the major projects.

    The list of 3.1 features is summarized at http://www.eclipse.org/eclipse/development/eclipse_project_plan_3_1.html

    Dave
  17. Together EC broken[ Go to top ]

    Unfortunately the Together plugin doesn't work any more.

    cheers
    romen