Monthly Archives: January 2014

Eclipse e4 tools – Update site for Kepler and Luna

The e4 tools master move on, so that they can only be used for Eclipse 4.4 (Luna). You find the latest Kepler version of the e4 tools under the following p2 update site: p2 update site for Eclipse 4.3 (Kepler) … Continue reading

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Porting Eclipse 3.x RCP application to Eclipse 4.4 – now without QuickAccess box

Lots of Eclipse 3.X RCP application which switched to Eclipse 4 as runtime complained that they get the QuickAccess search bar of the Eclipse IDE for “free”. Thanks to RenĂ© Brandstetter for solving Bug 411821 this does not happen automatically … Continue reading

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Eclipse org.eclipse.ui switches to png files and waves good bye to the floppy disk

Thanks to amazing contributon from Tony McCrary from http://www.l33tlabs.com/ we could replace the usage of .gif icons in org.eclipse.ui and org.eclipse.ui.workbench with png. The advantages of the png files is that they support transparency and therefore also look good on … Continue reading

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Less screen space waste in Eclipse 4.4

I’m really happy to report that we managed to solve Reduce whitespace usage in the default Eclipse themes . Such bugs are difficult to get agreement upon, as they are “opinion” bugs. I think the result is really good. If … Continue reading

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Save the date – Hamburg Eclipse Hackathon- Januar 17 2014

We are going to run a hackathon in Hamburg (see wiki for more info). So please join us in Hamburg and learn how to improve the Eclipse platform and projects. No previous Eclipse platform developement knowledge is required. P.S. Don’t … Continue reading

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Getting Started with SWT Development

For fist time contributors to Open Source projects the initial set up of the development environment can be an intimidating prospect as every project works a little bit differently. Thankfully there are many guides out there to help with this … Continue reading

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Storing the Job information of Jenkins in Git

Jenkins provides the SCM configuration plugin which allows you to save every little configuration step automatically in Git repo. I found the amount of commits a bit overwhelming, so I decided to control the commits manually and to save only … Continue reading

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