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

Mon Aug 4 15:45:35 UTC 2014
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Sun, Aug 3, 2014 at 6:19 AM, Farkas Levente <lfarkas at lfarkas.org> 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.

Most of the point of the developer toolset was to get reasonably
modern compiler-chain tools (C++ 11 support, etc.) and you get those
natively in RHEL/CentOS7 so you don't have to install 'all the other'
packages.   Eclipse itself is relatively self-contained (like most
java applications) and capable of managing its own modules so packaged
versions are really a big win.

> Anyway RH said it will be supported...

I'd expect it to show up here:
http://linux.web.cern.ch/linux/devtoolset/#dts21  eventually - unless
CentOS picks it up. But it doesn't seem that important until the stock
versions are outdated.  If you took your own advice and backed out to
CentOS6.x, you might want to use these.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com