Yesterday Eclipse stopped working in that it hung every time I tried to load it. After some investigation I've found that it freezes hard whenever Eclipse tries to load a perl file with EPIC.
I've tried a complete re-install of Ganymede 3.4.2 with EPIC stable 0.5.46 using a fresh workspace and I get exactly the same behaviour.
Something is seriously broken in EPIC!
Can someone advise of a fix as this is my work tool!
"a perl file" = "any perl file"?
I have not been able to install EPIC successfully.
I tried installing the 0.5 update on top of my Europa ('classic', with several plugins installed), running on Windows XP. I have ActiveState Perl 5.8 installed.
After installing, Eclipse just hangs. I can't edit any files. I can't even get to the Update menu in order to uninstall EPIC. I tried deleted all the org.epic.* folders, but still no go.
So, it completely hosed my current Eclipse.
I tried installing the 0.6 release, on a brand new Ganymede version of Eclipse ( for J2EE). This time I couldn't even complete the installation. It just hangs about halfway through.
I have it running just fine at home on Ubuntu. So I'm assuming its broken in Windows.
You can try the following procedure:
1. Close Eclipse
2. Delete (or move away) the directory <eclipse install dir>/org.eclipse.osgi
3. Restart Eclipse
I just also had problems updating EPIC under Windows and it helped (although the "new and improved" P2 Update Manager does crazy things like showing EPIC update site 3 times in a row).