The Eclipse releases are named after the moons of Jupiter, and each denotes a successive release. Personally, I prefer to use the release numbers (for example, Galileo is 3.5, which is the latest version). I would point you to a page on the Eclipse web site where you could read about what is in, for example, Galilleo but after several minutes of searching I still have not found what amounts to release notes or a what's new" document. Maybe someone else knows.
Ya that's the problem! After many googling and the new one... "binging" couldn't find much on the release notes! I went through the wiki site for Galileo but that told me about what Galileo is but still i though there must be some internal differences than just version numbers. That's why I asked!
Ya! I played with it a little and found those new features interesting! It eats up a lot of memory though! But it still has a lot of bugs in it! While downloading you can see there are 17 bugs in it! Well that doesn't matter, it will come down in time!
Nice Review of the new features!
Joined: Oct 10, 2007
Eclipse was always hungry for memory
I personally find Eclipse 3.5 less memory hungry when earlier version. And it fells much faster.
I use Eclipse 3.5 every day and it is very stable.
Somnath Mallick wrote:Ya! I played with it a little and found those new features interesting! It eats up a lot of memory though! But it still has a lot of bugs in it! While downloading you can see there are 17 bugs in it! Well that doesn't matter, it will come down in time!
If the whole Eclipse project would have only 17 bugs, then it would be an amazing almost bug-free piece of software!
Any large piece of software has bugs. Most open source projects have a bug database somewhere, where you can see what bugs there are. Try looking at Sun's bug database. You'll see that Sun Java has far more than 17 bugs.
Most of those bugs only happen in very specific circumstances and are not big problems that lots of people are affected by every day. I've been using Eclipse 3.5 for a few weeks now and it works without any problems for me.
Whats the difference between Eclipse galileo and Eclipse classic.
I have downloaded both of them. But dont know which one to use for SCWCD practice applications.
I have also tried to use editplus, but not able to compile packages in it, like an MVC application. So i opted eclipse.
Which version of eclipse shall i use? Also please help me in how to configure eclipse with Java & Tomcat.
Joined: Oct 10, 2007
Eclipse Galileo is the current release, aka Eclipse 3.5. Eclipse comes in several flavors tailered for your needs. If you want to do web development you should download Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers from Eclipse Download Page.