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#1 2020-05-03 14:00:03

maus
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Registered: 2012-01-13
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[SOLVED]Eclipse disappeared from the official repos

Does anybody know why Eclipse IDE has been dropped to the AUR and doesn't appear in the official repositories anymore?

Last edited by maus (2020-05-05 08:12:54)

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#2 2020-05-03 14:01:49

Scimmia
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Registered: 2012-09-01
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Re: [SOLVED]Eclipse disappeared from the official repos

Like just about everything else not in the repos, nobody wanted to maintain it.

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#3 2020-05-04 03:21:21

benalexau
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Re: [SOLVED]Eclipse disappeared from the official repos

Scimmia wrote:

Like just about everything else not in the repos, nobody wanted to maintain it.

It appears Eclipse was moved as part of Spring cleaning (moving orphaned packages from [community] to AUR).

There doesn't appear to have been a discussion on Eclipse specifically. It's just that no trusted user or developer stepped forward to adopt it.

Long-term pkgstats show Arch users leaving Eclipse and NetBeans while IntelliJ grows.

Other data points like the Stack Overflow 2019 survey shows Eclipse at 14.4%, so it's a sizeable audience who use it. Eclipse is much more popular that still-packaged options like NetBeans and Emacs.

While it's in the AUR and can theoretically make its way back to the community repo, I suspect many users will simply download the GZip, which means its apparent popularity as measured by pkgstats will diminish and so too will its chances of returning to the community repo.

If you use Eclipse, it's probably worth installing the AUR package and pkgstats.

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#4 2020-05-04 07:46:27

maus
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Re: [SOLVED]Eclipse disappeared from the official repos

benalexau wrote:

If you use Eclipse, it's probably worth installing the AUR package and pkgstats.

Thanks for the information. I've updated Eclipse from the AUR and installed pkgstats.

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#5 2020-05-04 13:38:37

2ManyDogs
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Re: [SOLVED]Eclipse disappeared from the official repos

Please remember to mark your thread [SOLVED] (edit the title of your first post).

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