Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Feeling sad with Eclipse on Linux

Humm, something is broken : my trust in Eclipse quality.

I recently installed an Ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop. Then I added Eclipse 3.3 with Sun Java 6. After several days (weeks...), it tastes unstable. Not Ubuntu! (Of course)... but Eclipse. Here is a list of problems I encountered :
  • problem with VCS (when comparing files with a repository for example)
  • problem with auto-imports (so I have to use "Reorganize imports" instead
  • problem with Java and Debug perspectives that change views positions by itself
  • something, Eclipse goes slowly during a few seconds (???)
  • and... the ugly big fonts they use that make my 17 inches screen looking like a 15 inches one.
So, I hope Eclipse 3.4 will fix that (or I will go back to the Win32 version. Hopefully VMWare exists)

Download Oracle JDK from command line

Found on the web. You can adapt the url with one grabbed from Oracle JDK download page. What I love here is the fact is send Oracle licence ...