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What type of feature are you?

After having the pleasure of working on some of Eclipse’s update internals (and realizing I’m more of a scruff) today, I thought to myself, what type of feature am I? Happy? Ambiguous? Unhappy?

I think I’ll go with the unhappy one today.

On a serious note, I think that the Eclipse update story needs to be seriously looked at in the 3.3 time frame (plan item would be nice) because of limitations (ie., not using Bundle.update()). Thoughts? Gripes?

  • RefuX

    I agree completly the way eclipse updates is just plain funky, even the menu location is just strange. But I think the whole metaphor needs revisiting.

    Also on an OSGi note, why do I need to restart Eclipse when I install a new plugin? That’s like sooo Firefox… I thought we were past such limitations

  • RefuX

    I agree completly the way eclipse updates is just plain funky, even the menu location is just strange. But I think the whole metaphor needs revisiting.Also on an OSGi note, why do I need to restart Eclipse when I install a new plugin? That’s like sooo Firefox… I thought we were past such limitations

  • Le ScaL

    The restart is required because non of the IDE plug-ins and none of the plug-ins from the outside world are dynamic. Therefore if the platform was not restarted we would just be asking for problems.

  • Le ScaL

    The restart is required because non of the IDE plug-ins and none of the plug-ins from the outside world are dynamic. Therefore if the platform was not restarted we would just be asking for problems.