I still use Eclipse Luna.

When installing a new version of Eclipse, it will mess with the workspace/.metadata at least, so we have to backup it.

But it may also mess with files inside projects, in an irreversible way right? and I have too many projects (many are just forks I make minor changes), and I dont want to have to backup, code a bit (or a lot) and have to restore later because a newer version like Mars is creating some trouble (as it did once, was quite a trouble to restore all source files etc).

Luna has minor issues and works quite great.

I wonder what could be good reasons to upgrade to Mars or Neon? considering my target usage: to develop only Java application projects (no web, no C++, nothing else).

I feel this question may fall under opinion tho?

I was looking for Luna VS Mars VS Neon info, like release highlights, but ppl just dont answer, or there are huge loads of things I dont use and dont even know what they are about, no filtering and so on...

On the other hand, I want improvements on the debugger mainly, and any other improvements like better code completion for example, will these kind of usability things improve considerably enough to be an attractive decision?

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    You're correctly assuming that would fall under the "opinion" category. You know we neither do A vs B here, and what software requests should look like? Sorry for that, but discussing this topic much better fits into a forum than on a Q&A site like ours. – Izzy Mar 27 '17 at 15:42
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    @Izzy I was unsure indeed. So long I dont use normal forums that I always think on stackexchange first, I will try here eclipse.org/forums, thx! – Aquarius Power Mar 27 '17 at 17:02
  • Good choice – and good luck! – Izzy Mar 27 '17 at 19:55
  • btw, I am using oxygen and it is working great! :D – Aquarius Power Jun 8 '17 at 11:38

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