Home > Java > Eclipse 3.0.1 Released Eclipse 3.0.1 Released Eugenia Loli 2004-09-28 Java 23 Comments Eclipse is a kind of universal tool platform – an open extensible IDE for anything and nothing in particular. This is a maintenance release to fix serious defects present in the previous release. These changes only affect some plug-ins and features. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 23 Comments 2004-09-28 10:13 pm I for one am utterly appalled that they’re forcing me to apply an entirely new update barely 3 months after I was compelled to upgrade to 3.0 to maintain compatibility with current apps. Furthermore, whenever is Steves Jobs going to start paying attention to his customer base and backport these things to Mac OS 10.2.8c_01a and earlier? I’ve had just enough of these antic… whoah, wait, what? You mean this isn’t the….? Uh, Sorry, wrong thread. 2004-09-29 12:28 am Eclipse 3.0.1 came out more than a week ago. What about recently released Eclipse Visual Editor 1.0 plugin (Swing/JFC/SWT editor)? JSP/Struts editor would’ve been more useful for me, but the release is still newsworthy. 2004-09-29 2:33 am right now Eclipse is the jack of all trades, but only the master of Java. 2004-09-29 3:09 am They tout it as some sort of universal IDE, well universal Java ide more like. 2004-09-29 3:34 am There needs to be a JSP perspective standard. Period. Nice things to have would be JSF and Struts support. VE 1.0 is great, though. 2004-09-29 5:20 am Being decent at a whole lot of things, and really good at one is called “keeping your options open.” 2004-09-29 7:08 am I have used Eclipse and think it is great. The only problems I have with it, are: 1) What is wrong with using a regular “A workspace contains one or more projects” paradigm? It is much easier to relate to. 2) The quirks of the text editor gets in my way a bit too often to my taste. Yes, it has become better, but we’re not there yet. One IDE that eclipses Eclipse, is IntelliJ. It is the most helpful IDE I have ever ever used. You simply won’t believe the help it gives you, while not getting in the way. I honestly think it is worth its pricetag, but, at $500 it is out of reach of most home users (Something they should consider). 2004-09-29 7:35 am what has happened to eclipse? i’ve found versions since 3.0M7 to be completely unstable. i find the damn thing gives be the white toolbar of death, while the jvm consumes another couple of hundred megs of ram (for what?), happens constantly. sitting around for 5-10 minutes waiting for it to wait up is not acceptable, especially when it happens every few minutes. the other day I wanted to rename a field. i selected the field, opened the right-click menu and selected refactor > rename. ten minutes later the ide crashed. i had to reinstall eclipse. bear in mind i was at the time trying to use version 3.0.1. i’ve since returned to 3.0M7. 2004-09-29 9:42 am Well im using it to develop a massive (>250,000 sloc) C++ project, and it works really really well. 2004-09-29 10:26 am not sure what drugs some of these donkies are smoking! intelli-j looks nice but… “A workspace contains one or more projects” – you idiot – i have about 20 projects in my workspace.. all living in harmony & referenceing one-another. Also – my copy *never* crashes, and is used about 10-12 hrs *every* day. maybe you have some shite plugins? the ‘M’ builds were a little crud, but hey – they are beta software! (and free) 2004-09-29 11:30 am While Eclipse feels pretty snappy on my box (and it should, it’s an AMD 2500+ with half a gig of ram!) the Visual Editor is *really* slow. Is this a know issue? Feels more like a 0.5 product to me 2004-09-29 12:03 pm “you idiot” ???? What about some common courtesy while debating issues that we clearly disagree on? An apology is welcomed. 2004-09-29 12:21 pm So his social skills are lacking… maybe you should blame his parents. 2004-09-29 12:26 pm Nah, I think I’ll blame aliens. 2004-09-29 12:46 pm Troll above.beware 2004-09-29 1:53 pm Works quite well for C/C++ as well. 2004-09-29 2:14 pm I can’t say that eclipse is usable with C++ (with CDT). The content assistant is very promising, but I often get ‘content assistant timeout’ Sometimes it also consumes all available memory, forcing me to restart eclipse… For Java – yes; for C++ I still prefer Vim with additional plugins. 2004-09-29 2:23 pm re:There needs to be a JSP perspective standard. Period. re: Nice things to have would be JSF and Struts support. Don’t hold you breath. A JSP/JSF/Struts perspective would do little to help us velocity/webwork users, but we are getting by fine. 2004-09-29 2:56 pm For the $29/Year, a subscription to MyEclipse is well worth it. They have JSP and Struts support built in, as well as support for Hibernate. Word is that support for Spring is also on their short list. Their support is awesome – check it out. On C++ support, I believe that CDT 2.0x was recently released, though I don’t use it. The thing with Eclipse is that most everything besides simple Java support is in the form of a pluggin – and progresses at a different pace than the primary IDE. Having said that though, it has long since become something I can’t live without. 2004-09-29 3:18 pm does anyone know if there are any eclipse3 .debs around? I could not find’em in apt-get.org etc… 2004-09-29 3:41 pm I just download the .tar.gz from some fast enough eclipse mirror, untar it and run eclipse from my home: fast and clean 🙂 2004-09-29 3:43 pm What about some common courtesy while debating issues that we clearly disagree on? While I wouldn’t have used the exact same words, I totally agree with everything “anon” said. Despite all the crappy pre-alfa plugins I throw at it, it’s rock stable. 2004-09-30 6:14 am I use the trustudio plugin for PHP and Python, I also made some Java projects. At the moment it works very fine. The major goal is the posibility of use a common enviroment for all the projects.