[antlr-interest] Report of GUI's death greatly exaggerated
michael.bedward at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 17:52:38 PDT 2011
Yep - that's all cool Andreas. I just wanted to sound those notes of caution.
Personally I think NetBeans is infinitely better crafted and easier to
use than Eclipse. The dominance of the latter is a good example of
market lock-in :)
The nice NB update module mechanism for an ANTLRWorks app would
certainly be appreciated by users.
On 11 October 2011 00:39, Andreas Stefik <stefika at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 9, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Michael Bedward
> <michael.bedward at gmail.com> wrote:
>> As a long-time NB user I really like the sound of ANTLRWorks becoming
>> an NB Platform app. Just two things I'd be cautious about:
>> 1. Oracle's commitment and what this means for platform stability.
>> Recent events, such as dropping support for the Python and Ruby
>> plugins (euphemistically termed "giving them to the community") raise
>> worries about Oracle's commitment to anything that isn't seen as
>> commercially attractive in the very short term.
> I recall when Ruby support was dropped, they showed some statistics
> from the Gesture collector on how many people use it. So far as I
> recall, it was dropped because very, very few people actually used the
> plugins. I don't remember the stats off the top of my head, but at the
> time I recall thinking it was probably the right decision. Since that
> time, they've been able to dedicate more resources to other projects,
> many of which are really neat (~7.1 branch).
> So, I don't work for Oracle and have no vested interest, but I don't
> think it was so much commercial interests as it was a lack of interest
> from the community.
> Just my opinion. Awesome work, Ter, you and Sam are moving going fast!
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