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  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • Java SE 6 or higher recommended
Note: Java on OS X 10.7 or later needs to be separately downloaded and installed from Oracle.

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Clarusad Member IconReview+77

the read me file says that version 3.5 need Leopard !

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Version 3.5
weldelandia Member IconComment-1

Okay, when starting Eclipse 3.5 on Tiger it prints out an error:
This application requires Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or greater.
So no Eclipse for us Tiger users then? Or would older version help and are they compatible with newer versions?

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Version 3.5
Anonymous Member IconReview

I started playing Eclipse SDK since version 3.0. I am getting very frustrated that it was not very stable. Very often, it worked on the first installation and failed on the subsequent activation.

There is a need to come out with a simple and systematical trouble-shooting to isolate the cause of failure in activation for newbie in Java development.

In addition, solving bugs in Eclipse for Mac OS X is relative slow as compared to other platform.

In short, I would suggest to wait for more stable version in due course. In the mean time, I have preference for JBuilder 2005.

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Version 3.1
Schmelding Member IconReview+151

Better than any other Mac CVS client out there. A few issues:
1. Not native Mac Cocoa app
2. The CVS doesn't handle special Mac characters like, ñ, é, -, etc.
3. The interface is clumsy and not intuitive, though once you get the hang of it, it is manageable.

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Version 3.1rc2
Andre Weinand (Developer)

1. It is native Mac Carbon app (like PhotoShop or MS Word).
2. CVS does handle special Mac characters (but you have to understand how CVS works). If a CVS running on local Mac is used, you'll have to set the CVS encoding for filenames to UTF-8 (use properties dialog on CVS connection). For the file content, CVS makes no assumptions about the encoding. So if you are using a CVS on a different platform, you'll have to tell Eclipse on Mac what the encoding of files in CVS is.
3. Please file bugs!

Anonymous Member Icon

I can understand Photoshop & MS Word being Carbon still, since they have such extensive code history it would take forever to re-write, but why would anyone want to develop a new project in Carbon? As far as I can tell the only reason it still exists is for legacy support. One may as well develop for OS 9.


Actually, it's written in Java, so that it can be the same across platforms.

Anonymous Member IconReview

I love everything about it except:

1. The editor sucks
a. no drag & drop editing
b. totally un-Mac-like text selection behavior
2. Can't debug JSP directly, a la NetBeans

If there were plugins available that would allow you to use BBedit, or even WASTE, as the editor and NetBeans to debug JSPs, this could be the perfect IDE!

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Version 2.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

A "must-have" for serious developers (working on platform independent (java) solutions) ... on OS X perhaps not "as-native-as" Project Builder, but, get it, if you want to develop cross-platform business apps (or just want to improve your programming knowledges, including an *originial* access to the SWT-GUI-API). 5 stars, just because of ... ;)

(One note: I feel a bit worried about the circumstance that's just working on 10.2 and above ...)

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Version 2.1
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Version 4.3
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Version 4.3
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Version 3.8
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Downloads 16,113
Version Downloads 348
License Free
Date 29 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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