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Linux Users Find It Difficult to Use Eclipse

Oct 10, 2007, 18:30 (7 Talkback[s])

"Users seem to be gearing up to give up using Eclipse for Linux development because it's too 'flakey.' 'As much as I'd like to work in a modern Java IDE with all the refactoring goodness they bring to the party it's just too unstable for me to use. It might work in other parallel universes, but on my laptop with an Ubuntu install that does everything else brilliantly Eclipse is a pain in the butt. I've had more success using vi and command line settings to get stuff done that I have within the Eclipse environment. It might just be my total lack of familiarity with it, and on a well tuned platform where the developers understand what it's all about it might work great, but I'm not really all that impressed so far,' says Andrew Lighten..."

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