Eclipse is stagnating

Oli Warner oli at
Fri Apr 17 13:41:43 UTC 2009

Jaunty is shipping Eclipse version 3.2. That's about two years old -- a
massive amount of time -- and since then there have been innumerable fixes.
There has been a bug calling for its upgrade since 3.3 came out 20-something
months ago. That bug has since gone through versions 3.4, 3.4.1 and now

If this were an insignificant and very niche tool, but it's not; Eclipse
earns four stars in the popularity contest (only beaten by the Python
runtimes for obvious reasons).

The community appears to be failing at getting this packaged. People try,
run into build issues and quit. Over and over again. So is there any way we
can elevate this issue before we start getting laughed at? Ideally somebody
from Canonical would have a little chat with somebody from Sun and we'd
magically be at a point where the community can maintain the build

But really, *anything* is better than the nothing we have at the moment.
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