Good news! Yesterday Michael added PDT to Galileo’s “Confirm
Intent” issue. Main reasons for joining the simultaneous release are:
- Community voice – PDT is so popular because we are constantly
communicating with PHP developers to improve language support. Joining the
train, we tight our relations with the Eclipse community that asks for more
involvement and synchronization between the teams.
- Benefit from Eclipse services – Sometimes we are trying to “invent
the wheel” in order to provide various services to PDT. Joining the
train, we take advantage of the Eclipse already existing services like
EPP, Standards adoption and more.
- Stability - PDT 2.x stream is stable enough to be part
of the “official” Eclipse release. Joining the train we
express our trust in the new infrastructure.
- Exposure – PHP is ranked four in the list of popular/used
languages. It’s pitiful that eclipse.org/downloads page doesn’t
include a PHP bundle. Joining the train we will be able to expose our
project to the whole Eclipse
So lots of work has to be done, everyone’s help is appreciated
especially with the following issues Intent, Communicate,
Ramp Down Policy,
IP, APIs, Message Bundles, Version Numbering,
Leverage OSGi, Execution Environment, Signing, Use Jars, Builds, Orbit, Optimization, New & Noteworthy,
Work Together, Capabilities, Localization - Babel,
Localization - ICU4J?,
Branding, Confirm Intent.
Mind the gap, mind the gap!
Eclipse PDT Project Lead,