I've been using Eclipse for 3 years, developing web and stand alone applications. But I changed my 32 bits PC for a 64 bits PC. When I tried to run Eclipse 3.2.2 I got this: swt-win32-3236.dll: Can't load IA 32-bit .dll on a AMD 64-bit platform
So, I started looking for another IDE like Eclipse and I found Easy Eclipse. The best part was that it runs on a 64 bits platform, and the second best part was that is comes in 4 flavors and Easy Eclipse Server version really facilitates projects design because it includes all the plugins you need.
Is My Eclipse better?
Scott Anderson III
Joined: Aug 01, 2007
I'm not sure why you're seeing an issue running a 32-bit build of Eclipse on a 64-bit platform since the OS should be fully backward compatible. I believe you simply have to run in 32-bit mode and that should resolve the dll issue you're seeing.
As for Easy Eclipse versus MyEclipse, MyEclipse is a fully integrated IDE designed to facilitate Java EE and AJAX development. It isn't a collection of independently built plugins like Easy Eclipse but more like IBM's Rational tools, Borland's IDEs, WebLogic Workshop, in both the level of the tools provided as well as their integration. The main issue with plugin collections is simply that the individual pieces are not designed to work together since they were developed independently by different sources. This is most evident at the "seams" as you cross from the functionality provided by one plugin to another. That said, plugin collections might be "enough" for certain types of development. To see what MyEclipse has to offer, I'd encourage you to look at MyEclipse in action as Riyad posted here .
Joined: Feb 23, 2006
Thanks for your reply. I saw the link and it looks great. I'll try it. Just one question: How do I run in 32-bit mode?