Galileo SR1 EPP Packages - Preview

September 21, 2009 | 2 min Read

Only 4 days until the final Galileo SR1 bits are going to be released on Friday, time to write about some good news:

First of all, there is bug 281501 “64 bit Cocoa EPP packages should be available” which is currently the most wanted bug at Eclipse. I never thought that I would ever be the one who owns the bug with the highest number of votes, but finally it is solved and 64-bit Cocoa packages will be available with Galileo SR1. If you have a Mac and if you are able to run these packages, download one of the 20090920-1025 builds, test it and report on the above bug. I would be thankful for additional testing because I am lacking the possibility to test on this platform.

Another great achievement is the ability to upgrade the packages with the help of p2. This morning I tested to upgrade several Galileo packages to the new service release and it worked very well! Look at the About Dialog of the RCP package before the upgrade  - I started with a pristine download from

Then I had to modify the URLs of the p2 repositories in Window > Preferences > Install/Update > Available Software Sites - see the screenshot below. Note that this step is only required until the final bits are released, because they are only available from a temporary location at the moment. After the release nobody has to change anything here, especially the EPP repository URL is only temporary for build 241.

The last step is the update itself (Help > Check for Updates). This takes some time, but at the end I could restart my Eclipse RCP package and it started with the new Galileo SR1 version:

I am happy to see this working!