Archive for March, 2013

Eclipse 4.2 SR2 released!

2 March 2013

Today the Eclipse organization released the second maintenance release of Eclipse 4.2; Eclipse 4.2.2 aka Eclipse Juno SR2.

This time around the event is actually noted on the main homepage at, where it briefly says:

The packages for the Juno SR2 release are now available for download.

Lists of bugs that were resolved can be found when clicking on the details link for a specific Eclipse variant on the above mentioned download page.

I didn’t see a complete list anywhere, but some fiddling with Bugzilla again revealed a list of 162 bugs that are fixed in core packages.

For the second time in a row the WTP project also posted about this event on their homepage. Following the Eclipse 4.2.2 release train, WTP was upgraded from 3.4.1 to 3.4.2. There’s again no release specific “new and noteworthy”, but there are release notes, which point to a matrix that shows no less than 77 bugs were fixed.

Community reporting about 4.2 SR2 is a little underwhelming again. DZone has a highly voted Eclipse 4.2 sr2 news blurb, and there’s the lone tweet on twitter, but that seems to be about it.

Of course the highlight of this release is the much awaited answer to the abysmal performance that has plagued the 4.2 series since it was released last year. A separate patch has been available for some time, but this has now been integrated into the ready-to-download official release.

Reports about the patch have been largely positive, so it’s to be expected that Eclipse 4.2 SR2 will indeed perform better. Further performance improvements are promised for Eclipse 4.3 (Kepler).

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