From: Philippe Ombredanne <pombredanne@ne...> - 2007-02-01 18:14:15
No dark secret but a very directed choice we made for now. :-)
Eclipse is really a self contained applications with many dependencies.
While we could come with something that helps sharing and avoid
redundant binaries, we made the conscious choice to waste disk space in
favor of correctness when we started.
This has proven so far better to avoid many small gremlins that have
plagued the users of some Linux distro-provided Eclipse that are making
every attempt to avoid redundancy.
That being said, there is definitely work that can be done there to make
For one, we could have a way to share extra plugins between distros.
We started playing with that on MacOS, and Linux and Windows should be
laid out the same.
Obviously help is welcomed :-P
http://easyeclipse.org - http://phpeclipse.net - http://eclipse.org/atf
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [...] =20
> Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 8:56 AM
> To: info@...
> Subject: Distro trees not shared??
> Hi - thanks for your work; it's a great help.
> But I'm confused by the lack of any attempt to overlap installation=20
> trees and share components. What gives? Is this the dark secret=20
> underneath Eclipse?