[CentOS-devel] [CentOS] don't use centos 7 as a developer workstation

Mon Aug 4 11:16:49 UTC 2014
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

JPackage also seems to have lumbered back to life after an unannounced sabbatical if a year. One could sometimes find more recent versions of Java tools there.

Nico Kadel-Garcia
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> On Aug 3, 2014, at 13:18, Digimer <lists at alteeve.ca> wrote:
>> On 03/08/14 12:34 PM, Fred Smith wrote:
>>> On Sun, Aug 03, 2014 at 12:15:43PM -0400, Digimer wrote:
>>>> On 03/08/14 07:19 AM, Farkas Levente wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> May be it's not clear to everyone.. so this's just a quick notice to
>>>> everyone.
>>>> Don't use CentOS 7 as a developer workstation since currently there is
>>>> not included any developer IDE. As eclipse was pulled out from the main
>>>> distro and put into Red Hat Developer Toolset (which is imho a good idea
>>>> not to use a 7 years old IDE). But Red Hat Developer Toolset is still
>>>> not supported on rhel7 this means currently you have to install eclipse
>>>> and all other packages from RHDT.
>>>> Anyway RH said it will be supported...
>>>> Regards.
>>> Why do you assume that, because your IDE of choice is not included, that
>>> you should send out a "PSA" style email to multiple CentOS mailing lists?
>> yes.
>> and to the original issue: just because it doesn't have Eclipse, why
>> should that cause everyone to avoid doing development on it?  AFAI am
>> concerned, a Unix(-like) system with multiple terminal windows, one
>> for editing, one for compiling, one for testing/debugging is the best
>> IDE there is. (I realize lots of people disagree.) Until someone gives
>> me something easy to use that incoroporates a full clone of vi as its
>> primary editing tool, I'll stick with the plain and simple.
> "Whatver gets the job done is good". What works, or doesn't, for one 
> person does not indicate the suitability for others.
> Personally, I grabbed the Fedora 19 RPMs for kate, rebuilt them for EL7 
> and installed them. Works for me for projects more complex than I want 
> to deal with using vim. I am sure it will be relatively as easy to get 
> other IDEs working, too. Also, EPEL and other repos should be coming 
> online before long (if not already), making it even easier for folks to 
> get the environments they like.
> -- 
> Digimer
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