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From Stefan Seelmann <seelm...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Studio] Should we drop support for the Linux PPC version of Studio?
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2009 08:10:28 GMT
Pierre-Arnaud Marcelot schrieb:
> Hi,
> As I'm currently going across DIRSTUDIO-523 (Update Eclipse dependencies to
> version 3.5 Galileo), I'm wondering if it still make sense to support a
> Linux PPC version of Studio.
> 
> Just like Apple is doing with Snow Leopard, I'd suggest we drop support of
> this platform for the next version (1.5).
> 
> I don't think the ratio between the number of users using the version (if
> any) and the time spent to maintain the internal repo with specific jars,
> the size of the distribution on the repositories and during the release
> process (uploading to the mirrors), is worth it...
> 
> Thoughts?
> 

I think we could drop support for PPC. It's more worth to provide an RCP
application for Cocoa and Windows 64-Bit in future.

There is always the options to download Eclipse for other platforms
(PPC, HP-UX, Solaris, etc) and install the Studio plugins from the
update site.

Regards,
Stefan


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