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Fedora 17 Eclipse Juno Update


Update Fedora's Eclipse stack to Juno releases.


Krzysztof Daniel.

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 17
  • Last updated: 2012-05-01
  • Percentage of completion: 100%

Detailed Description

Many Eclipse projects release annually in June. The 2012 version of this simultaneous release is known as "Juno" and is made up of 67 projects. The foundation of these projects is the Eclipse project itself, producing the Eclipse SDK which contains the Eclipse Platform, the Eclipse Java Development Tools (JDT), and the Eclipse Plugin Development Environment (PDE).

This Fedora feature encompasses the updating of the Eclipse packages in Fedora to be their Juno versions. Note that not all eclipse-* packages in Fedora are hosted at which coordinates the simultaneous release so this feature does not include them (notable examples include PyDev which is shipped in Fedora as eclipse-pydev).

Upstream has asked that we clearly communicate that we will be shipping a pre-release in Fedora (due to timing) and will be updating to their final version as soon as it is released.

Benefit to Fedora

The latest and greatest versions of Eclipse packages will be available to Fedora users.


Update dependencies (see below), many eclipse-* packages, and test upgrade experience from existing Indigo (2011 simultaneous release name) versions. The packages (SRPM names) that will be updated include:

Todo (who's working on it):


  1. eclipse
  2. eclipse-jdt
  3. eclipse-pde
  4. eclipse-cdt
  5. eclipse-platform
  6. eclipse-rcp
  7. eclipse-swt
  8. eclipse-testframework
  9. eclipse-mylyn-context
  10. eclipse-mylyn-tasks
  11. eclipse-mylyn-docs
  12. eclipse-mylyn-ide
  13. eclipse-mylyn-versions
  14. eclipse-mylyn-builds
  15. eclipse-mylyn
  16. eclipse-mylyn-commons
  17. eclipse-egit
  18. eclipse-jgit
  19. eclipse-ptp
  20. eclipse-pydev
  21. eclipse-emf
  22. eclipse-gef
  23. eclipse-rse
  24. eclipse-changelog
  25. eclipse-rpmstubby
  26. eclipse-rpm-editor
  27. eclipse-linuxprofilingframework
  28. eclipse-gcov
  29. eclipse-gprof
  30. eclipse-callgraph
  31. eclipse-valgrind
  32. eclipse-oprofile
  33. eclipse-dtp
  34. eclipse-systemtapgui
  35. eclipse-birt
  36. eclipse-dltk
  37. eclipse-shelled

How To Test

  • x86 or x86_64 hardware is preferred for testing as the OpenJDK JIT (just in time compiler) is present there
  • Installing the packages listed above in the "Scope" section should be installed
  • Eclipse should start from the GNOME menu under Programming or from the command line
  • The Eclipse Help system should display and allow clicking around the contents (Help menu -> Help Contents)
  • Help -> About should show 4.2 somewhere as the version
  • Functionality of plugins should be verified but this is plugin-specific
  • eclipse-* should upgrade cleanly from their Indigo versions

User Experience

Expected to remain largely the same.


Eclipse Juno will be dependent on felix-gogo*. Jetty will be upgraded to version 8. These dependencies are completed and available in rawhide and f17 branch. There are few packages that depend on the Eclipse stack outside of eclipse-*.

Contingency Plan

Ship beta/rc with patches


New and Noteworthies


Release Notes

Date alignment between upstream and Fedora

From Fedora 17 Schedule and Juno Schedule.

Juno Fedora 17
2012-02-05 - Juno M5 2012-02-07 - F17 branches from rawhide
-- 2012-02-28 - F17 Alpha
2012-03-23 - Juno M6 2012-04-17 - F17 Beta
-- 2012-05-08 - F17 RC
2012-05-11 - Juno M7 --
-- 2012-05-22 - F17 Release
2012-05-25 - Juno RC1 --
2012-06-01 - Juno RC2 --
2012-06-08 - Juno RC3 --
2012-06-15 - Juno RC4 --
2012-06-27 - Juno Release --

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