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Intland Lift Restrictions on MercurialEclipse

Jessica Thornsby

Following an outcry against Intland’s restrictions, MercurialEclipse no longer requires a JavaForge account.

Intland have removed access restrictions from the MercurialEclipse code repository and update site. After it was discovered that a valid JavaForge account was required to update the plugin or pull the sources via Eclipse update manager for the new 1.7.0 release, several members of the community spoke out. These included committer Andrei Loskutov, who later discovered he could no longer access the MercurialEclipse project, despite contributing to it for two years.

“Thanks to Intland for accepting community feedback and to everyone helping us to prevent another fork,” wrote MercurialEclipse contributor Andrei Loskutov.