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Sending events to e4 applications from outside of e4

e4 uses an event bus to let different pieces (e.g. parts) of an e4 application communicate. Architecturally, this leads to low coupling (doubleplusgood) due to the fact that the various pieces only need to know the event topics (String constants), … Continue reading

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Generate p2 composite repository metadata from Jenkins (Hudson) jobs on the fly

Serving p2 build artifacts from Jenkins is complicated if builds from multiple Jenkins jobs should be aggregated into a master p2 composite repository. A rather simple approach to this problem is listed below, that uses Apache to generate compositeArtifacts.xml and … Continue reading

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Extract fragment now possible with e4 tools by Sopot Cela

Some time ago a enhancement request was filed in the Eclipse 4 tooling project. As you know an Eclipse 4 application has an application model which is a sort of tree with children which have their own children and so on. … Continue reading

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My EclipseCon Europe talk

This year was my first EclipseCon ever. I have to say that I really enjoyed it. I met a lot of virtual coworkers and also new and old committer friends. I also gave a talk about Eclipse 4 Context Functions. … Continue reading

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Building Eclipse SDK locally with Maven

Building Eclipse distributions in your own PC or in your company server is an important goal of the Eclipse CBI initiative and more broadly an important step of providing the LTS services around Eclipse technologies. LTS means that companies will be able to … Continue reading

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