Java News from Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Eclipse Project has posted the fifth milestone of Eclipse 3.5 Galileo, their open integrated development environment for Java. Version 3.5 adds numerous small new features though overall it's beginngin to look like more and more of a configuration nightmare. At some point Eclipse, desperately needs a user interface overhaul. Adding new switches for every conceivable customization is not a scalable approach in the long term. Enabling users to "Customize menus and toolbars" is not a substitute for an organized, logical menu structure on first launch. In any case, new features since 3.4 include:

Nice enough, but what I really want from Eclipse right now is the ability to load and refactor tens of thousands of classes in one project.