Are we not supporting WTP-all-in-one downloads ?
Posted by sureshkrishna on February 6, 2008
WTP project comes with lot of added frameworks and tools for any EE and Web developer. When i tried to download the latest maintenance build, there is no option of the all-in-one package instead there are bunch of other plugins required along with WTP [Eclipse Platform (Platform, JDT), Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF, XSD InfoSet, SDO), Graphical Editing Framework (GEF), Data Tools Platform (DTP) (required only for EJB or JPT development), Eclipse Test Framework (required only for Automated JUnit tests), Eclipse releng tool (required only for committers to more easily “release” code to a build), Third Parthy code from Orbit (currently much more than needed for WTP, but some committers like having the whole heap in their target)].
And now the problem for an end user(probably an IT developer/developer) is that, he has to download and struggle with the versions and other incompatibilities. I especially loved the idea of distributing all-in-one so that any user can simply download and use it right away. If at all eclipse WTP project is thinking to discontinue, i would sincerely request not to do so. It really saves a lot of time and frustration for the developers. I guess some users do have options like myeclipse and pluse, but i would love to see these bundling concept from eclipse itself.