|Re: [ide-dev] -7.5% absolute, -14% relative user loss this year|
On 04/18/2017 08:27 PM, Gunnar Wagenknecht wrote:
I recall I asked/suggested this a while back but I haven't been able to allocate time for working on this. However, I would love a common dialog as well.
That's somehow the same pattern as the one we've been following
for Smart Import or Generic Editor: Platform providing the common
UI and operations, and plugins adding extensions to those -without
any UI nor new operation. It's IMO a good one, but in our
distributed ecosystem, it requires each specific language support
to adopt the new extensions, which is not immediate. Moreover, as
many projects do care about backward compatibility, such new
extension points must avoid requiring new APIs as much as
possible, or this makes adoption even more delayed or difficult.
https://git.eclipse.org/r/#/c/93784/ could be a path in the
direction of uniform symbol search (from Project Explorer),
relying on the CNF framework and APIs (which do not require
projects to adopt anything new).