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 What's Wrong with Eclipse Plugins

In theory, the plugin-architecture of the eclipse IDE is one of its strongest features, allowing it to leverage the effort of the entire developer base to extend the basic framework in an infinite number of ways. However, my personal experience with eclipse plugins has been one big disappointment. I have found plugins a hassle to install, a pain to maintain, and frustrating and unrewarding to use. While some of my frustrations have been due to problems of individual plugins, I believe that a constant source of irritation actually lies in the overall design of the eclipse plugin infrastructure. Read more here.

 (Submitted by anonymous Wed Mar 17, 2004 )


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