Monthly Archives: May 2010

Eclipse Democamp Mannheim around the corner

You may remember that Benjamin Muskalla did announce the EclipseDemo Camp Mannheim. Therefore this is just a quick reminder that on the 10 of June you have the chance to see a lot of amazing Eclipse technology compressed in 15 … Continue reading

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Retroperspective on Aprils challenge – Speaking spanish at home

In April I started the challenge of the month. The idea is that every now and then I do something different for a month and see if I like it. My first challenge was to speak only spanish with my … Continue reading

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Friends of yours? Using x-friends in Equinox to loosen the API restrictions for some plugins

In Defining provisional API in Equinox I discussed how to mark your API as internal / provisional. But what if your plugin has a close friend which should be allowed to use this API without restrictions? Even in the plugin … Continue reading

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Have you heard about Eclipse 4.0 (aka e4)? – Podcast

I had the pleasure to connect Ken Rimple from Chariot Tech Cast and Boris Bokowski. Learning about the upcoming Eclipse 4.0 release has never been easier. Just tune into Chariot TechCast Episode 55 – Interview with Boris Bokowski on Eclipse … Continue reading

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I didn’t mean it like this – Defining provisional API in Equinox

OSGi is very strong in defining API contracts. In each bundle you can decide this which packages are exported and which can be used by other plugins. But what if you want to make your classes usable to other but … Continue reading

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Getting the plugin which defines an extension point.

If you are like me you still use the Search dialog for plugins to find the definition plugin of an extension point. I just realized that the Open Plugin Artifact Dialog (Ctrl+Shift+A) allows much faster access. I also added the … Continue reading

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