Scala IDE for Eclipse 2.0.1 final

Apr 30 2012

We are very happy to announce the final release of the Scala IDE for Eclipse V2.0.1.

This is a maintenance release containing only bug fixes, upgrade is recommended for all users.

What is new in 2.0.1?

Builder improvements

In 2.0.0 the IDE delivered better incremental compilation by building on the already proven Sbt incremental compiler. In 2.0.1 we improve on the Eclipse builder by following Sbt more closely when dealing with dependent projects:

  • when a project has build errors, dependent projects are not rebuilt
  • fine-grained information about changes in a project are propagated to downstream dependent projects, leading to even less files being recompiled

In 2.0.1, the Eclipse builder compiles exactly the same number of files at the command line Sbt.

Editor improvements

We fixed a couple of small, but annoying editor issues: double braces are inserted and deleted together, completions that need an additional import won’t mess up the file, and Open Declaration works when called from the contextual menu.

Compiler improvements

This release is based on Scala 2.9.2, and includes a couple of improvements in the way compiler plugins are loaded, including the continuations plugin. Now you can have several compiler plugins loaded side-by-side, and properly use the Xpluginsdir option.

For a complete list of changes, please see the Changelog

The fine print

This version works with both Eclipse 3.6 (Helios) and 3.7 (Indigo). We developed and tested it using Java 6, but Java 7 can be used with some caveats.