For those who do not know, Eclipse can be easily download with batteries included (as the Netbeans community says), these are some of the distros currently on the official eclipse.org site:
Back to Pulse, the screencasts showed, and the tool delivered, a fancy gui to create Eclipse profiles, which are a group of Eclipse plugins that you can search using the Pulse GUI and drag and drop into your custom profiles.
Nice, I searched for Subclipse, AnyEditTools, Eclipse Colorer, FindBugs, all easily installed and the theory says I could also import this profiles to other machines and simply use then to download the very same set of plugins without any work.The problem came when I tried to install M2Eclipse (Maven Integration for Eclipse), which is not present on the Pulse Catalog:
We'll continue to iteratively enhance the Pulse catalog and hope to get this added shortly.
However, with Pulse 2.1 you can now add Maven or any custom update site you like either through the Pulse Explorer or directly within your running Eclipse instance at Help > Add/Remove Software...
Hope that helps in the short term.
I could add it as a regular Eclipse plugin on the Pulse Software Update interface, but in reply I got just an disabled Next button, very frustrating, even more when I found out that this feature is not present on the free version of it (ahh, we are just using a free, limited version...)
Bottom line, without Maven Integration, Pulse is not yet ready for me :)As much as I still don't like Maven to work with I'm using it for quite some time in 3 little personal projects, they form what I called the bpfurtado foundation, they are classes used by my two main hobby projects:
The foundation projects are named: bpfurtado-commons, bpfurtado-bsh-indenter and bpfurtado-jarsigner. Not yet public available but they will be soon.