On 23 Jun 2010 PDT 2.2 has been released. PDT is a PHP development environment within Eclipse, a full featured IDE. Eclipse PDT is available to donwload on it’s project site.
If you need to run an upgarde of your existing setup, then there is Helios Update Site:
http://download.eclipse.org/releases/helios/ (Update: I had problems doing so, a fresh install of a new copy did work much, much better).
For both variants you can consult the Installation Instructions.
For an Upgrade of an existing installation you should plan 15 to 30 minutes. There are some dialogs to click through and restarts needed.
First Impression: Good to
The first impression is very well so far. I upgraded an existing installation and the performance is better, the overall use-feeling seems more fluid.
- (+) Files open faster
- (+) Typing is much better
- (+) Improved sourcecode display
- (+) Seperated DLTK Indexing
- (-) Language constructs like echo, print, if, empty etc. still not open in the PHP Manual
- (-) When DLTK indexing is in progress you can not use any features based on it – Eclipse freezes
- (-) Overall unstable compared to Galileo
- (-) Not ready for production use
- Test yourself
I had massive problems with upgrading an existing Eclipse Galileo / PDT 2.1 installation via the update tool. Making a new installment from scratch did solve many of the really bugging errors, it works more or less like a charm again.
- Eclipse PDT 2.2 faster and lighter (Philippe Faribault; 12 May 2010)
- Eclipse PHP Development Tools 2.2 Release Review [PDF] (Roy Gano; 09 May 2010)
- InfoWorld review: Eight PHP power tools (by Rick Grehan for InfoWorld; 03 Feb 2010)