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Re: Questions about Eclipse, EMF, ecj...

On Thu, Dec 22, 2005 at 01:38:16PM +0100, Eric Lavarde - Debian wrote:
> Hello,
> as a Java newbye, I have three questions:
> 1. I see a lot of emails going round concerning issues with Eclipse. Are
> all these issues only border cases and can Eclipse be used "productive",
> or should a newbye still wait a bit with it? (speaking 'sid').

Sid is always dangerous for newbies. If you know what to do its okay to
use Eclipse productive. Personally I use it for my daily work.

> 2. For FreeMind, upstream and myself are thinking of replacing JAXB
> through EMF <http://www.eclipse.org/emf/>. Is this tool hidden somewhere
> in the Eclipse packages (I couldn't find it as an explicite one)? Does
> someone plan to package it, or has experience with it?

Emf is not part of the Eclipse SDK. Its an extra plugin. We are
currently working on it and it will hopefully be in debian soon.

> 3. Also for FreeMind, I tried to use kaffe but jikes dumped
> <http://bugs.debian.org/338176> and its development seems to be quite
> stalled. Is there an option to use ecj as a drop-in replacement (and how)?

kaffe development is not stalled. Its very active. They just not release
very often. ;-)

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