Home > Java > Eclipse 3.1 M7 released Eclipse 3.1 M7 released Eugenia Loli 2005-05-17 Java 30 Comments An updated version of the popular Java IDE Eclipse is released. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 30 Comments 2005-05-17 1:54 am Eclipse is very nice, and the 3.1 series is much faster than 3.0. Love it! 2005-05-17 2:53 am Indeed this milestone is faster! I read somewhere that M6 was supposed to have speed improvements but I did not notice any. M7 changed all that. Woot! 2005-05-17 3:00 am Does anyone know a forum where we can make Eclipse suggestions and/or bug reports anonymously? I don’t care about signing up for an account on the eclipse site to do that. Even better yet. If any one of you Eclipse developers read this: it would be nice that eclipse would have a suggestion box integrated within the IDE and an automated bug system a la Mozilla. Thanks for reading. 2005-05-17 3:38 am I love Eclipse, but it’s speed with the GTK backend is terrible. Does this help out with that at all? 2005-05-17 3:45 am http://vektor.ca/eclipse/gtk-performance-notes.html Eclipse 3.1 will have MAJOR performance increases. Try this milestone, its very impressive! 2005-05-17 4:34 am What have they done to Eclipse? ITS SO FAST NOW. Best. IDE. Evar. 2005-05-17 6:00 am Whereas previously what we needed was for someone to post an inflammatory comment on OSNews attempting to instigate another insightful discussion about whether or not SWT or Swing is better. 2005-05-17 6:27 am To bad SWT makes an easy thing as colorcoding filenames according to state in CVS (added/modified and such) almost impossible to implement 2005-05-17 6:35 am I use Netbeans…all I can say is the more competition the better!! 2005-05-17 6:57 am what’s tha name of the C/C++ plugin for eclipse? where can I get it? 2005-05-17 7:01 am it’s called cde: http://www.eclipse.org/cdt/ 2005-05-17 7:08 am The CDT (C/C++ Development Tools) Project is working towards providing a fully functional C and C++ Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the Eclipse platform. http://www.eclipse.org/cdt/ 2005-05-17 7:38 am What about support for Java 5.0 (or 1.5, or whatever…)? That’s the one thing I miss in Eclipse, and I won’t use it as long as that doesn’t work correctly. 2005-05-17 7:56 am Isn’t it already there? In the 3.1 series, I mean. 2005-05-17 8:39 am Don’t know, that’s why I asked. 😉 But I sure hope it is, it’s about time they got that in there. 2005-05-17 9:25 am Yes, java 5 support is in there. 2005-05-17 12:01 pm Java 5 support is in Eclipse since last year, you just have to switch from Java 1.4 to Java 1.5 in the options. 2005-05-17 12:28 pm It is only in the 3.1 series and it wasn’t complete until the M6 release. It should all be in there now. 2005-05-17 3:32 pm The improvement is pretty impressive, except for some odd jerkyness when you first launch and start using it. Everything feels very responsive. At first I thought it was just the gtk layer, but after using it all morning I think they did something to the whole thing. Most importantly, nobody would use this and think it was a java app – look, feel, and responsiveness are all like a native app. Kudos! 2005-05-17 3:38 pm It isn’t very stable yet. Not that it’s suprising, this isn’t a stable relase or anything. Just a heads up, you probably don’t want to use this yet. 2005-05-17 3:49 pm I haven’t looked at eclipse much, so kindly tell me to bugger off if it is easy to find this info I am curious if it has any support for C# using mono or the MS C# stuff. Also, can one do Form design in eclipse utilizing a gui? Or do I have to code all the form design. Cheers Tommy 2005-05-17 3:55 pm m7 is faster than m6 since i think they forced all the plugins to use OSGI bundles. Eclipse does support for C# but you’re better off sticking with VS.NET or MonoDevelop. There is a visual designer for SWT that is part of eclipse. (need to download it from update)…but it is slow even in modest hardware spec. My suggestion? Learn SWT from upside down…you’ll be amazed at what kind of stuff you can build from scratch. 2005-05-17 4:36 pm NetBeans, Eclipse, Anjuta, KDevelop…its great to see so many options available to stand alongside trusty old emacs+terminal. Thanks to all the coders who make all of these choices available. 2005-05-17 5:41 pm hmmm said: Learn SWT from upside down…you’ll be amazed at what kind of stuff you can build from scratch. You can build everything from scratch which is not a lot in SWT without a huge amount of coding. Yes I worked with SWT for 2 years. It made sense in a PocketPC appliation. 2005-05-17 8:31 pm What have you found unstable about the M# builds? They have been rock solid for me on Linux and OS X, including multiple 3d party plug-ins. I had to remove the JBoss IDE plug-in as it was not stable enough for my taste, but that was the only problem I have had for the last 5 months or so. 2005-05-17 8:34 pm You use a bounce, contribute nothing meaningful to the conversation, and accuse mattb of being a troll? Can’t you think of something more useful to do? 2005-05-18 1:36 am sorry, I’m not yet very familiar with eclipse but just starting to learn. Are the M# releases equivalent to Beta releases or release candidates? 2005-05-18 2:33 am The M releases are betas. They are milestones (M = milestone) in the development cycle towards the next major release. Milestones are generally stable and have to pass all unit tests before release. When the release cycle nears completion the milestones would be considered release candidates. I am going from memory but I think the target date for 3.1 is late June or July. Daily builds on the other hand quite often fail multiple unit tests and sometimes do not even work at all on one or more of the supported platforms. 2005-05-18 1:48 pm I’ll stick to jEdit thanks. Eclipse always ran like a 2 legged donkey for me. I might take another look when we get to M8, and some more bugs and speed issues are worked out. 2005-05-18 3:32 pm Give the jit some time to optimize it. It’s slow as hell when you start it, but use it for some 15min and it gets really fast.