This is more of a rant and less of a post, I have been trying to download the "Eclipse Plugin" Java Development Environment for the Blackberry for 3 days now.
First their site is BROKEN every time I go to the link "www.blackberry.com/go/eclipse " provided in the official press release (google search also), I get a 404 error with a message -The page you have requested has been moved or no longer exists. Well after some hunting I did get to the right place and then I go through the steps for download, which needs me to fill in some personal details which I do (ask it to update my profile - it hasn't, I still fill in my designation and address every time - GOD KNOWS WHY) and then download the 180mb odd zip file and when I open the file I get the message "The Compressed(zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted". I figured it could have happened during download, so did the process atleast 10 times and once about 30 min's before writing this post but same result.
I sent a mail to the email addresses they gave me on the site this morning and I got a response "We have logged your request. If you would like to follow up on this issue please reply to this email with your request number as it appears above" and then nothing.
This is a really lousy experience and I am not sure if I should be doing any development on this platform given the kind of approach they have for developers.
What do you think?
Update: Tried it again just now, same result.