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Re: [ide-dev] Respinning Mars.2 with GTK2 by default


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> From: "Doug Schaefer" <cdtdoug@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Discussions about the IDE" <ide-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, 4 May, 2016 6:43:24 PM
> Subject: Re: [ide-dev] Respinning Mars.2 with GTK2 by default
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> On Wed, May 4, 2016 at 11:40 AM, Mickael Istria < mistria@xxxxxxxxxx > wrote:
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> On 05/04/2016 05:12 PM, Doug Schaefer wrote:
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> You're kidding, right? If I put that in my product I'd get fired. Which, BTW,
> is what you're suggesting.
> Most of SWT contributors for Linux work for organizations doing Linux distros
> that aren't Ubuntu-based AFAIK. So it's very likely that this kind of issue
> with Ubuntu will happen ever and ever again as long as Ubuntu tries to do
> new things with relatively low internal quality.
> It's somehow fair to explain that to users and give them workarounds and even
> recommend other distributions. The pop-up is the best way to get to that
> direction.
> 
> There's already a pop-up if the JRE is missing, too old, or failing; the OS
> is a similar requirement as a JRE so I believe we can use the same kind of
> interaction with users.
> 
> I fix that by redistributing a JRE to make sure there's one there. I can't do
> that with this issue.

Actually you can. https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/SandboxedApps . If eclipse is shipped as xdg-app you can ship a pristine gnome-platform on all distros.

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