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Is Eclipse good enough for you?

In reference to Ian’s post about…

…was the fact that the majority of the audience claimed they looked at the open source code and 30-40% actually modified it…

I would be more curious to learn what percentage of companies out there that ship on top of Eclipse and modify core Eclipse code. What I mean by core Eclipse code, is code that is included in an Eclipse plug-in that you need to modify in order for it to ship for your product. An example would be say you had a dependency on the wonderful CVS plug-in and were waiting for a fix (or enhancement) but it wouldn’t make your ship date so you had to roll your own fixes in. I think this could be used as an interesting metric to see how well Eclipse is responding to community needs.

  • AlBlue

    I suspect there exists a simpler case; where the Views from a .ui. plugin are required in an RCP, but without having the additional menu items that may be provided by that ui plugin. I believe that Kim’s XPath selector for the plugin.xml could solve that type of problem nicely (if there’s an easy way of allowing that to be configured).

  • AlBlue

    I suspect there exists a simpler case; where the Views from a .ui. plugin are required in an RCP, but without having the additional menu items that may be provided by that ui plugin. I believe that Kim’s XPath selector for the plugin.xml could solve that type of problem nicely (if there’s an easy way of allowing that to be configured).