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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Fw: Xtext is broken in Oxygen 1a

While we're on the subject of respinning RC2, JDT has a critical bug[1] that prevents any project with multiple output folders (Maven, Gradle) from running any class (be it main or test) from the IDE, with Java 9.
A simple fix[2] was committed yesterday in master, I strongly believe this should be backported to Oxygen.1a, given that, most likely, all new greenfield Java 9 projects will use a build tool affected by that bug.Â

[1]Âhttps://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=525382
[2]Âhttp://git.eclipse.org/c/jdt/eclipse.jdt.debug.git/commit/?id=75be8bb1ddb3552d9791b112774fdc3dee352590


On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 8:24 AM, Aleksandar Kurtakov <akurtako@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 3:15 PM, Daniel Megert <daniel_megert@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear Eclipse PMC
>
> Should we consider to bring back the internal method and ask for a respin?
> We could provide a fix earlier than Wednesday, but it can also be risky to
> respin the Platform/JDT at this point,.

While the "practical me" would say "Yes, if JDT team feels comfortable
with that", I'm leaning towards -1 for this one because it practically
means treating internals as API thus encouraging people to use them
directly instead of working close with projects they depend on to make
APIs stronger and more feature full.
I would +1 a case where the method is bringed back in Oxygen only for
the sake of preserving some compatibility.

>
> Dani
>
> ----- Forwarded by Daniel Megert/Zurich/IBM on 06.10.2017 14:11 -----
>
> From:Â Â Â Â Sven Efftinge <sven.efftinge@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To:Â Â Â Â Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@eclipse.org>
> Date:Â Â Â Â 06.10.2017 13:59
> Subject:Â Â Â Â [cross-project-issues-dev] Xtext is broken in Oxygen 1a
> Sent by:Â Â Â Â cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
> ________________________________
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>
>
> Hi all,
>
> Xtext is broken in Oxygen 1a, due to a signature change in an internal API
> of JDT [1][2]. It is a real blocker for Xtext and any downstream projects.
> Xtext will release a new version 2.13 with a fix on October 20.
>
> We could also create a bugfix release for Oxygen 1a, given we decide this is
> important enough to do a respin. We could provide it by Wednesday.
>
> Regards,
> Sven
>
> [1] - https://github.com/eclipse/xtext-eclipse/issues/393
> [2] - https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=525462
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