Being the early adopter that I am, I’ve installed and upgraded my workspaces to Eclipse M9. It was relatively painless and what’s even better they appear to have the emacs keybindings working properly. Yay!
However, there are 2 things that I’ve noticed that suck, and one thing that’s just a bit ooky.
- The “Perspective Switcher” which has moved to the top right corner, running horizontally has the option to move to the left, running vertically (as with last time) via a dropdown. Using the dropdown, the switcher moves to the left, but when you restart Eclipse, it is back to the top right.
- My Checkstyle plugin no longer works. This really sucks. I upgraded to the latest version from sourceforge (I’m using eclipse-cs) and that didn’t help. I deleted everything, I deleted my workspace, I deleted any hope of caches surviving and it just doesn’t load. My Simian, Metrics and DBEdit plugins all work just fine. Anybody got a clue on this one ?
- The scrolling in the line numbers has a noticeable lag. When you move around the file you are editing, the line numbers don’t update until after a delay. It’s not really a major suck, but it is ooky.
I’d give this release a “Coming second in the 100m at High School Athletics” on the Sid and Nancy Scale.
UPDATED: Thanks to Matt and his comment, I’ve got checkstyle working. Yay!. Any plugins that require Xerces will no longer load, so what I did was to drop the org.apache.xerces.* that came with M7 (I didn’t use M8) into my local plugins directory, and everything worked just fine.
Minor Update: I’ve got it mirrored here: http://files.bigpond.com/library/index.php?go=details&id=11793 which should be significantly faster for most Australia users.