Eclipse rdt is painful

Yeah the RDT plugin for eclipse work is painful. It used to be pretty
slick.

Eclipse v3.3 and the last RDT. The rdt guy got hired by aptana, so it
looks
like that plugin is no longer or not updated. In eclipse its constantly
messing up the formatting / display, memory leaks all over the place,
and
yet I keep using it b/c I’ve always done all my work in eclipse. Now i
am
getting worried as there is no decent ruby support there AFAIK.

Does that DLTK stuff work very well ? I suppose I’ll give it a go.

On May 8, 8:17 am, jOhn [email protected] wrote:

Yeah the RDT plugin for eclipse work is painful. It used to be pretty
slick.

Eclipse v3.3 and the last RDT. The rdt guy got hired by aptana, so it looks
like that plugin is no longer or not updated. In eclipse its constantly
messing up the formatting / display, memory leaks all over the place, and
yet I keep using it b/c I’ve always done all my work in eclipse. Now i am
getting worried as there is no decent ruby support there AFAIK.

Does that DLTK stuff work very well ? I suppose I’ll give it a go.

I agree. The copy/paste is so messed up in RDT it’s dangerous (it
sometimes copies extra text), and you’re right about the formatting,
along with a few other weird things that happen from time to time. I
do everything in gvim now, and use Eclipse mostly for project
management or just viewing Ruby files.

I’d suggest that the Sun/JRuby folks take over RDT, but I think
they’re committed to Netbeans.

Regards,

Dan

Yep DLTK is not bad, it doesn’t run unit tests in the JUnit panel/view,
but
it does run them with outputs to console. Thumbs up, moving forward !

Yeah the trick was to:

Disable all of the RDT plugins in configuration manager.

Then open the .metadata workspace folder and delete out any RDT plugins.

Then delete the ruby project files.

Then delete from the eclipse plugin folder any RDT folders or jars.

Then install DLTK for ruby. Add in your ruby interpreter.

Then you have a great workspace for ruby stuff.

Nope, RDT is from rubypeople.org and is now dead. DLTK is an official
eclipse dynamic lang toolkit. If you update your eclipse, be sure to
scroll
to the bottom repo and select the DLTK repo for the latest updates, I
don’t
have any issues other than no JUnit (and the nice greenbar) panel for
unit
tests.

On May 10, 11:00 am, jOhn [email protected] wrote:

Then install DLTK for ruby. Add in your ruby interpreter.

Then you have a great workspace for ruby stuff.

Um, isn’t the DLTK for Ruby just RDT? Because, now that I look at the
configuration, I don’t have an explicit entry for RDT, just DLTK for
Ruby. So, all of the problems I’ve described actually apply to DLTK.

Regards,

Dan

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