|Re: [pdt-dev] Future of PDT development|
it's great to hear about your plans. We always enjoyed seeing new plugins for PDT as this confirms there's strong PHP community around Eclipse. I'm even more happy now to hear that there's more to come.
Where can I follow your current discussion to better understand what you're planning/doing? Why not discuss or even develop this pdt-extension platform directly in PDT?
From Zend pov, in the past the features that you mention were supposed to differentiate PDT and Zend Studio. Nowadays Zend Studio has gone in slightly different direction, and also more free alternatives popped up, so it's not argument any more. But simply moving features between products takes us time, risk of regressions and gives no short term benefits. So although there's consensus in Zend that we could contribute back to PDT, it's hard to actually find time for that.
In short term, until October we're very busy with next Zend Studio, but as part of that we want to get formatter better (bug 320130) and improve debugger. After that, we'll be more into bug fixing and planning next year, it'll be also good time to give more love to PDT. By the end of the year we're also migrating PDT to Git and probably change it's build system.
Does this answer your questions?