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Eclipse 3.5M3 is Mac-tastic!

For those who don’t know, Eclipse 3.5M3 was released last Friday. Why is this awesome? Because this is the first release that I believe the Cocoa-port for the Mac is usable for daily development:

Not everything is perfect yet, but the SWT team has done a great job of fixing issues quickly. So why not help the SWT team in using the Cocoa-port of Eclipse as of 3.5M3? Let’s get some stress-testing going and feedback from the wider Eclipse community. This way, by the time 3.5 is out the door, we will have a very solid Cocoa-port!

Also, if 64-bit support is important to you, pay attention to this bug and voice your support.

  • rob

    This is awesome!

  • rob

    This is awesome!

  • bnz

    Hm, it doesn’t look like a Cocoa application though. My guess is that you will have a hard time selling this properly to Apple fanboys. Cocoa Apps typically have a speicific look and feel to them. It is not so much a problem for those who use Eclipse as a development environment, but i suspect users who run RCP apps will start to complain once somebody tells them they have a Cocoa app now and it is just not visible to them.

  • bnz

    Hm, it doesn’t look like a Cocoa application though. My guess is that you will have a hard time selling this properly to Apple fanboys. Cocoa Apps typically have a speicific look and feel to them. It is not so much a problem for those who use Eclipse as a development environment, but i suspect users who run RCP apps will start to complain once somebody tells them they have a Cocoa app now and it is just not visible to them.

  • Benedikt Arnold

    That’s cool! I only need a new intel mac…

  • Benedikt Arnold

    That’s cool! I only need a new intel mac…

  • Fabian Steeg

    Wow, very nice and snappy. This really changes the situation of Eclipse on the Mac. Awesome!

  • Fabian Steeg

    Wow, very nice and snappy. This really changes the situation of Eclipse on the Mac. Awesome!

  • zammbi

    bnz they are using cocoa for the speed, not for the looks.

  • zammbi

    bnz they are using cocoa for the speed, not for the looks.

  • nigelm

    But, does Eclipse use FSEvents on the mac for file system updates yet?

    Having a reasonable number of projects open on the mac really, really sucks.

  • nigelm

    But, does Eclipse use FSEvents on the mac for file system updates yet?Having a reasonable number of projects open on the mac really, really sucks.

  • ying

    Does eclipse 3.5M4 runs with java 6 on Mac?
    or I still need to use Java 5?

    Thank you.

  • ying

    Does eclipse 3.5M4 runs with java 6 on Mac?or I still need to use Java 5?Thank you.