2005/9/28, Leif Frenzel <lfrenzel@...>:
> Partly it is also because I am somewhat frustrated with the progress (or
> better: lack of progress) that is made inside the Eclipse organization
> in supporting languages other than Java. I heard a lot of people talking
> about this at both EclipseCon conferences so far, and subsequently never
> anything happened :-(
Not good news, Leif.
But what about CDT and RDT for C/C++ and Ruby respectively? Have you
tested them? There seems to be some good progress in them. Maybe
Eclipse can't provide a simple way to write a language extensions, but
at least it doesn't get in the way.
I have been observing the Eclipse community for some time, at least
for 6 months (that's about the time elapsed from the date I posted to
this group :-)
I have seen Eclipse moving towards Java Web development on the last
months. But the main philosophy of building a generic platform
remains. Although I think everything has been designed with Java
support in mind, there has been at least an attempt to not compromise
the platform only with that. I have personally observed this when
trying to write the functional language debugger.
> There seemed to be an effort going on at the start
> of this year, to create a new Eclipse subproject for generic language
> development tools (the LDT project), but this has been quietly cancelled
> a few months ago. There will be another meeting about that topic in
> October, which I am going to attend, so we'll see if there is any
> progress then ...
Let's wait and hope.
Is there any mail list, web site, newsgroup or any on-line site for us
to keep in touch with this?