WUDSN IDE update 1.7.2 released

The aim of this release was to get back on the latest Java and Eclipse versions. There no functional changes.

Java and Eclipse

  • Java 11 is now the minimum requirement. Tests have also been conducted with Java 16.
  • Eclipse 2021-03 (4.19) is now the minimum requirement. Things will very likely also work with version 4.12 to 4.18 but they have not been tested explicitly.

Compilers

FAQ

  • New answers to recurring questions regarding the installation of Java added.

Fixes:

  • Many typos fixed in the features and installation pages.
  • Copyright, features, and GPL to updated to 2021.
  • If you see error messages and missing icons on the tabs in Eclipse upon start, your workspace needs to be refreshed. To this end, the ".metadata" folder inside the workspace folder needs to be deleted. Be aware that this will also reset all your preferences, so you should export them before using "File / Export / Preferences / Assembler Preferences". When Eclipse is started again, you can import the projects and preferences again into the workspace.

Request for Help

It's 11 years now since I started with the plugin. Some major things have changed in Eclipse and I'd need some help in replacing the deprecated action/actionSets extension point. So if there is anybody reading this who has experience with PDE development in the recent Eclipse builds, please contact me.

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