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Different Versions Of Eclipse. What's the Difference???

Somnath Mallick
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Hi Everyone,

I have a question about Eclipse. What is the difference between the different versions of Eclipse. Like Ganymede, Europa and Galileo???
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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.


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Somnath Mallick
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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!
Lars Vogel
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Hello,

in this blog entry I have linked to New and Noteworthy in Eclipse Galileo.

Eclipse 3.5 - New and Noteworthy

I also find it strange that the Eclipse foundation makes is so difficult to find these documents, they should be linked from the main page.

In general I would recommed to use Eclipse 3.5, it has a lot of tiny nice features which makes the life a little bit easier.

Best regards, Lars


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Somnath Mallick
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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!
Lars Vogel
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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.
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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.


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Somnath Mallick
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Yes, you are right! When i downloaded the Ganymede package it had zero bugs! Quite Impressive for an Open Source project!

Isn't Eclipse run and maintained by IBM???
Aparna Jadee
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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.
Lars Vogel
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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.

This tutorial explains how to setup Eclipse with Tomcat: Eclipse Servlet and JSP Development

Hope this helps, Lars
Aparna Jadee
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Aparna Jadee
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Sorry moderator i had post the above post in the code tag due to the directory structure. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Aparna Jadee
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I have missed one ting in the above post, web.xml

This is the web.xml for my project.



Please let me know if i have to make some changes specific to eclipse.
Lars Vogel
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I believe the easiest would be if you first follow the tutorial and once you have experience with these basics I'm sure you will be able to solve your problem.
Aparna Jadee
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Yes i have been through the tutorial. I have also tried few servlet examples. Those are working fine. The only thing is my application is not working.
Lars Vogel
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As far as I know there is no such thing as "new Tomcat project" in Eclipse WTP.
Aparna Jadee
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It is in,
New - Other - Java - Tomcat project
Lars Vogel
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This seems to be another plugin and not Eclipse WTP installation. Sorry as I don't know this plugin I cannot help you.
 
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