mercredi, avril 29, 2009

Eclipse, you are so boring sometime ...

So we have had a long convo lately with some french OSS peeps. It started about Sun^H^H^HOracle, and ended with a discussion about NetBeans vs IntelliJ Vs Eclipse Vs JDeveloper, well, forget about JDeveloper :)

I'm using Eclipse since its infancy, back in 2001, version 1.0-RC1 (time is flying !). Since then two things has prodigiously annoyed me :
- there is no way to work with two versions of the same project without having to switch the workspace (painful, to say the least !)
- importing a project into a working set (a recent addition) is still impossible : you have to import the project, and then move it to the working set.What a waste of time !

I thought that with this working set addition, it would be easy to associate a project to a specific working set, and then allow you to have two versions of this project at the same time. No way. It's a pure cosmetic addition.

Boring. Very boring... Com'on, Eclipse, instead of including useless plugins like this plague named mylyn, you could simply make developers life easier fixing the working set concept !

4 commentaires:

Jochen Wiedmann a dit…

"there is no way to work with two versions of the same project without having to switch the workspace (painful, to say the least !)"

I can't follow you on this. I am doing this all the time?

Emmanuel Lécharny a dit…

Let say I want to work on a project (say, MINA), and on a previous version of this project (a branch). When I import the first one, no problem. When I import the second one, as all the .project and .classpath are generated by Maven, the name collide.

Antoine a dit…

First, thanks for the hard work on Apache DS. Yes, you rock.

And +1 for this. I reported or loudly complained about this on the related bug (which was marked as a duplicate), and nothing's been done so far: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=163601

justinedelson a dit…

FWIW, both of these issues are handled correctly by m2eclipse.