Eclipse 4 migration overview
You probably have an Eclipse 3.X application and you have a lot of questions about your migration…to Eclipse 4.
This talk is proposed for those who can not attend the migration workshop. It will summarize the main ideas and will help you to define your migration strategy.
It will explain the confusion about the current status and future of the Eclipse Platform in its various guises. Is Eclipse 3.x dead? Should new development always use Eclipse 4? Should companies rewrite existing Eclipse 3.x applications on Eclipse 4? Is it possible to migrate my application? What are the prerequisites? And if not, then why did we bother with Eclipse 4?
If your choice is to migrate all or pieces or your application, it will answer to some questions : How should I proceed? Which components can be migrated? is there some tooling that could help me? Should I keep the compatibility layer or can I remove it definitively? Should I migrate my plugin totally or can I do it step by step? Could I develop new Eclipse 4 plugins and mix them with my old legacy code? What are the limits ? Where can I find ressources to help me?
Outline/Structure of the Talk
- Reason for migration
- The migration big picture
- Prerequisites and strategy ?
- Tips and tools
- How to start ?
Participants will have a good idea of how to migrate, what is possible or not.
Eclipse RCP 3 developer who wants to make a migration