Saturday, June 21, 2008

Pydev 1.3.18

The major feature on this release was the (organize imports feature, along with some bug-fixes...

There's even one bug-fix I think it's worth talking about:

Pydev was using Runtime.exec(cmd) to execute the shell/gather interpreter info, and that wasn't very portable among platforms, resulting in problems when paths contained spaces. Now, in 1.3.18, the Runtime.exec(cmd[]) (using an array to pass parameters) is being used, and that should fix the 'spaces on install' problem -- actually, there was a partial fix on 1.3.17 for that, but some places still used the wrong API... now, on 1.3.18, all places should be using the new API.

2 comments:

ReneL said...

Now that we got Eclipse 3.4 and the automatic dropins folder, would it be possible to restructure the ZIP download archive to contain a proper structure in order to use it as a normal jar:file:/ installation package from the new Available Software tab?

ReneL said...

Subclipse 1.4.0 has a proper ZIP archive, for example.