Calling all Mac/Eclipse Enthusiasts!

Attention all Mac owners! We need your help to test the now-complete Cocoa port of SWT.

The SWT team has been working hard on the SWT Cocoa port and they’ve marked the plan item as completed. Current testing indicates that it’s looking very good, but we need more help. We need to get as many eyes (and—more specifically—fingers) on it as possible. We are fast running out of time to get fixes in. Any testing that we can get from the community would really be appreciated.

Some of the cool things about the cocoa port include:

Download it from the Eclipse Project Downloads page. Report bugs against Platform/SWT in Eclipse Bugzilla.

Thanks to Kevin Barnes for giving me most of the words for this post!

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3 Responses to Calling all Mac/Eclipse Enthusiasts!

  1. ekkehard says:

    just yesterday after some hours isolating a bug to found out that SWT and not Riena was crashing my eclipse app on cocoa 32-bit: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=276923
    hopefully this can be fixed for 3.5.
    over all I like the Cocoa port on SWT
    ekke

  2. Mark says:

    Thanks, Wayne, I’m attempting to do just that with our Eclipse application. It’s really become much harder than before for us, though, since the community has done such as brilliant job with adding more and more useful projects that we’re building on for our applications. We have been indelibly dependent on EMF, GEF, GMF, and WTP. Unfortunately for us, it is really tedious to get all of this stuff into a Galileo build to allow us to build and run our application. Just today alone I’ve spent hours chasing down update sites for milestone releases that have no consistent URL address scheme really. The last Eclipse Modeling Tools integrated build (M7) was totally botched and a bug opened on it, and there is no such product release yet for RC1, so I’m having to cobble this together hour by tedious hour. These projects are each individually totally cool and great, but collectively they are a huge pain to consume. (Wasn’t P2 supposed to help us manage this more easily…?)

  3. Doug says:

    Hey, this is great — thanks! I need to use JDK 1.6 on my Mac as our project relies on 1.6, and this does the trick! Found a couple bugs filed as https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=279313 and https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=279315

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