The first milestone build for EDT 0.8 is now available for download. Check out the new and noteworthy page to explore the 60+ bug fixes and enhancements (and more) in this milestone.
You may be thinking - what's the difference between the different builds available on the download page? A release build is rigorously tested, so end users may want to stick with 0.7 until 0.8 is released. Also, a release is provided as an all-in-one installation package which includes the Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers and EDT features so it's easy to unzip and go. Milestone builds are generally declared every couple weeks, while nightly builds, as the name suggests, are built nightly from the most recent code. Milestone builds are tested, though not as much as release builds. Developers who want recent, stable code can use the milestone builds. If you want to be on the bleeding edge, you can opt for the nightly builds. Milestone and nightly builds need to be installed into an existing Eclipse environment using the update site functionality.
To install EDT 0.8 Milestone 1, you'll need to add the Milestone Build site to your Available Software Sites list under the Help>Install New Software menu option. We suggest you call the site "EGL Development Tools milestones". The site URL is: http://download.eclipse.org/edt/milestones/1.0/
Pick this new site in the Work with field and then select EGL Development Tools (EDT) 0.8 feature in the list. Continue through the wizard, accept the license agreement, and click Finish to begin the installation.
Now that the milestone site has been added, using Help>Check for Updates should find any new milestone builds. For more information about what's coming in the next milestones of EDT 0.8, see the EDT 0.8 Planning page.
As always, we welcome your feedback and questions on the EDT forum.