Saturday, December 20, 2003

Eclipse 3.0 m6

I downloaded and installed the Eclipse 3.0 m6 build today. I don't have plans yet to adopt it as my primary edit environment but I wanted to kick it's tires and see how it feels. My initial impression is that its slower and clunkier than 2.x, but heck, its beta software. Some of the clunkiness stems from the plethora of new features in the Java IDE. I really think the Java IDE has reached the point of diminishing return when it comes to adding new features. It already had lots of bells and whistles I never used - now it has even more. I'm sure I will learn to love some of these new things in time but I feel sorry for new adopters who will have to wade through all the additional complexities in order to learn the platform.
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