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PDT/2.0 Plan

Revision as of 05:26, 12 November 2007 by (Talk | contribs) (Alternative PDT 1.5 Feature Proposal)

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Release Date Platform Release Notes
PDT 1.0.1M1 November 8th, 2007 Eclipse 3.3.1  
PDT 1.0.1M2 December 6th, 2007 Eclipse 3.3.1  
PDT 1.0.1   Eclipse 3.3.1  
PDT 1.5   Eclipse 3.4, WTP 3.0  
  • It is not yet decided whether PDT 1.5 will be part of Ganymede in High Fidelity class, Simultaneous Release class or at all.


The scope of PDT is to provide the best PHP development tools framework for the PHP community by providing strong editing capabilities, PHP inspection and debug functionality. These three elements are the key for efficient and smart PHP development. The goals is to take advantage of the already existing features in the WTP project for HTML and focus on the PHP part.


  • Eclipse: 3.3 and 3.4 Milestones (only latest milestone supported at time of release)
  • Java: JRE 5.0 or later required
  • Operating Systems: all supported by Eclipse

Feature List Candidates

  • Mark occurrences
  • Support magic functions
  • Create an arrow annotation
  • Spell checking
  • Build time improvements
  • Quick outline (ctrl+O in the Java editor)
  • Syntax highlighting improvements
  • Code folding improvements and for if/else/while/switch folding
  • PHP 6/5.3 support
  • Support line/word wrapping ("snake" the text instead of scrollbar)
  • Create a Type hierarchy view for PHP classes
  • Formatting - comments, multiple files, customizable
  • Generate constructor
  • Surround with try catch
  • Show variables for every entry in the stack trace
  • PHP debugging extensibility and PHP executable customization

I don't know is it valid, but there is one page with PDT 1.5 features proposal:

This url is from EclipseCon presentation.

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