The truth about migrating to Eclipse 4

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Status: 
Accepted
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Experience level: 
Intermediate

You probably have an Eclipse 3.X application and you have a lot of questions about your migration…to Eclipse 4.

This talk will explain the confusion about the current status and future of the Eclipse Platform in its various guises. Is Eclipse 3.x dead? Should new development always use Eclipse 4? Should companies rewrite existing Eclipse 3.x applications on Eclipse 4? Is it possible to migrate my application? What are the prerequisites? And if not, then why did we bother with Eclipse 4?

Then, if your choice is to migrate all or pieces or your application, it will answer to some questions : How should I proceed? Which components can be migrated? is there some tooling that could help me? Should I keep the compatibility layer or can I remove it definitively? Should I migrate my plugin totally or can I do it step by step? Could I develop new Eclipse 4 plugins and mix them with my old legacy code? What are the limits ? Where can I find ressources to help me?

And there are surely a lot of other questions…

The goal of this talk is to give you the keys to choose to migrate or not and then to summarize different real migration experiences on different projects and to give you a clear overview of what is possible … or not.

Schedule info
Session Time Slot(s): 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 11:45 to 12:20

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