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13.5. Eclipse

This release of Fedora Core includes Fedora Eclipse, which is based on the Eclipse SDK version 3.2. The "New and Noteworthy" page for this release can be accessed here.
Released in June 2006, the SDK is known variously as "the Eclipse Platform," "the Eclipse IDE," and "Eclipse." The Eclipse SDK is the foundation for the combined release of ten Eclipse projects under the Callisto combined release umbrella. A few of these Callisto projects are included in Fedora Core and Extras: CDT, for C/C++ development, and GEF, the Graphical Editing Framework.
We hope to augment these projects with others as this Fedora cycle goes on. Likely candidates for inclusion include EMF, the Eclipse Modeling Framework, and VE, the Visual Editor. As of this writing, it is expected that an updated version of PyDev, the Python development tools, is going to be available in Fedora Extras. Assistance in getting these projects packaged and tested with GCJ is always welcome. Contact the interested parties through fedora-devel-java-list and/or #fedora-java on freenode.
Fedora also includes plugins and features that are particularly useful to FOSS hackers: ChangeLog editing with eclipse-changelog and Bugzilla interaction with eclipse-bugzilla. Our CDT package also includes work-in-progress support for the GNU Autotools. The latest information regarding these projects can be found at the Fedora Eclipse Project page.

13.5.1. Non-packaged Plugins/Feature

Fedora Eclipse contains a patch to allow non-root users to make use of the Update Manager functionality for installing non-packaged plugins and features. Such plugins are installed in the user's home directory under the .eclipse directory. Please note, however, that these plugins do not have associated GCJ-compiled bits and may therefore run slower than expected.