This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I really like the way JEdit lets you update/install their plugins. They have a plugin browser built into the editor that allows you to see all the plugins available with descriptions, then you simply check them for download and install. I would like to see Eclipse eventually do something like this. It's not that it's a big deal to browse the plugins on the web and download or add the download site into Eclipse's plugin manager. But it would be a lot easier if there was a simple browser inside Eclipse where all the plugins are registered and available for download/install from one spot. Instead of bouncing around to different web pages to get the plugin or add the download site. Does anyone know if there are any plans for Eclipse to go a different route or if they are pretty much dead set on the way it is done now.
Yep it would make live easier if all plug-ins are registered in / on one CENTRAL site. Why not suggest the idea to the owner/s of Eclipse-plugins.2y.net. It makes sense that he/they run with it, they have most (if not all) plug-ins listed and they have Eclipse.org "approval". Note : I e-mailed the owner/s of Eclipse Plugins for his/their comments on this thread. [ November 12, 2003: Message edited by: Johannes de Jong ]