eclipse juno – the worst release of all times

Enough is enough, I am working with the eclipse juno release for already two month and it still keeps me disappointing on daily base.

Now some of you will say: “Oh great, another flame post on a great piece of software hundreds thousands of people invested large amounts of energy and time. Dude, just get real and help fixing those issues instead of moaning around…”

To those of you I say… ye you right… partially. Don’t get me wrong I do realize the immense effort put into eclipse project and surroundings by the countless heroes of open source. I am just sad and angry (sangry) that all this effort has led to this… really disappointing result.

Now to the facts (read – my subjective experiences). I am strongly encouraging you, the seeking, NOT to migrate to eclipse juno, period! Just don’t! Here are my reasons:

– The new interface face-lift is a fail. Toolbar is horrible, static, changed button positions for no apparent reason, ability to reduce perspective part in toolbar is just gone. Advantages? None, even if I think hard and positive – I can’t imagine any;

– Window position. What the hell? I am just used to place window in some place, then close eclipse, reopen it and the window layout is the same it was when I closed it. Not in eclipse juno, not for me. Some windows keep their position, some just don’t no matter what I try. So basically each re-start of eclipse is accompanied by re-arrangement of windows;

– XML-Editor huh? I hope it’s me, I really do, but every time I open xml-file in in-place editor, eclipse juno just goes slo-mo (slow motion) – every navigation, every cursor position move, every typed character literally keeps eclipse self-busy for minutes. Now I edit whole bunch of my xml based config files with gEdit and every time I double click on that xml file per reflex I have this minute long swearing attack, after that I get up and go make me a cup of tee and when I come back, maybe just maybe eclipse has finished rendering (or whatever it does during those minutes and minutes of non-responsiveness);

– Stability. Worse, worst – many times a day, it just dies. Just like that, no message, no exception pop-up window nothing, at some point all the windows just dissapear and the process is not listed anymore… magical stuff indeed;


Need more arguments, let me think (and work a little while) and I will add them to this post.