Eclipse Helios M2 is out (EPP)

Eclipse Helios M2 is out (EPP)

The second milestone (M2) of next years’ Eclipse Simultaneous Release called Helios is now available!

I am proud that I am able to announce the availability of the corresponding Helios EPP M2 packages. You can download them from the usual EPP nightly build page

It’s the first time ever that the EPP packages are available so soon in the yearly release cycle and I think it is a good opportunity to get a lot of early feedback. The Eclipse Platform team did this all the time, but hopefully this will help other projects to get more testing by the community.

Thanks to all that helped to make this happen!

  • Posted at 2:19 pm, October 2, 2009

    Awesome. This timeliness will really help the community

  • Posted at 2:56 pm, October 2, 2009

    really great – EPP packages at M2 🙂
    I always try to motivate other developers to test early against new versions –
    now its much easier

  • Adam
    Posted at 2:08 pm, October 5, 2009

    When is Eclipse going to make preferences global and not tied to the workspace? I use separate workspaces for every project and each project I have to set all my preferences again, and again, and again, and again…. This is annoying to say the least. It does not make much sense to me! It seems that the whole Eclipse preferences system is backwards. The preferences should be global except if specified otherwise (e.g. project specific). It does not seem to space conscious either to have the preferences stored in each workspace. Why should I have to set my highlighting preferences, or set where my python executable is, or where my android sdk is each time I start a new project? Now before the flame war starts I would like everyone to know I own an asbestos suit and know that I can export most of these settings, but not all. The question is why should I have to export them and then import them once they are set?

  • Posted at 3:18 pm, October 5, 2009

    Adam, it depends on each Eclipse project on how they handle their preferences. A lot of projects have preferences that are global and not project specific… which tends to annoy people. If you can’t export all your preferences, please file a bug against the respective project as a project can decide which preferences are exportable via the org.eclipse.ui.preferenceTransfer extension point. As a user, make your frustration known to projects you use that their preferences aren’t exported or friendly to you.

    Also, why do you have so many workspaces vs. more projects in a workspace?