Monthly Archives: November 2012

All the cool Eclipse kids using CBI these days

The Eclipse Common Build Infrastructure aligns the build setup of Eclipse projects and make building an Eclipse based project trivial for external people. Take building the Eclipse platform for example. Given that you have Maven, Git and Java installed you … Continue reading

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Finding SWT resources leaks with Sleak

In SWT you must cleanup your allocated resources. Luckily the SWT Composite passed to you, is disposed by the framework so any Widget which you create on this control is disposed for you automatically. Except Fonts, Colors and Images. For … Continue reading

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Eclipse4 and @PostConstruct and @PreDestroy not called (javax.annotation)

We are getting some error reports that @PostConstruct and @PreDestroy methods in Eclipse 4 RCP applications are not called by the framework. If you are building Eclipse 4 RCP applications you shoudl enter the javax.annotation package as package dependency instead … Continue reading

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vogella company profile

I guess at some point it is good to note down what you think is important and what is not for you. Therefore we posted our company values. See vogella company profile. We decided to follow a similar theme as … Continue reading

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Eclipse 4.3 integration build is now 27 % faster than Eclipse 3.8 for the average user case

I just downloaded the Eclipse 4.3 integration build and I’m stunned by its performance improvements. You find the currently download for the Eclipse 4.3M3 build under the following link: Eclipse downloads. I selected I20121113-0800. I measured the performance improvements and … Continue reading

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Migrating plug-ins from Eclipse 3.x to Eclipse 4 – getting ready for Eclipse 4

To migrate your Views and Editors to Eclipse 4 you can choice to use org.eclipse.e4.tools.compat plug-in from the e4 tooling projects. This bridge was developed by Tom Schindl a while ago. To use this bridge in Eclipse 4.2 or Eclipse … Continue reading

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How to define a Android Multiline EditText

Defining an Android Mulitline EditText Field is done via the inputType=”textMultiline”. Unfortunately the text looks strangely aligned. To solve that also use the gravity=”left|top” attribute. [code source=”java”] <EditText android:id="@+id/editText1" android:layout_width="match_parent" android:layout_height="match_parent" android:ems="10" android:gravity="left|top" android:inputType="textMultiLine" > <requestFocus /> </EditText> [/code] With … Continue reading

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