Author Archives: Dirk Fauth

About Dirk Fauth

Dirk Fauth is a Software Architect for Rich Client Systems working for the Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart and a lecturer in Java basics for the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW). He is active in developing, teaching and talking about OSGi, Eclipse RCP applications and Eclipse related technologies. He is project lead of the Nebula NatTable project, Eclipse Platform committer and also a committer and contributor to several other Eclipse projects. (Twitter: @fipro78)

NatTable with custom scrollbars

When talking about styling a SWT control via CSS, one issue is raised quite early. The scrollbars can not be styled! Looking at a dark theme, the importance on that issue becomes obvious, as you can see in the following … Continue reading

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NatTable Getting Started Tutorial published

I’m proud to announce that we published the Nebula NatTable – Getting Started Tutorial at vogella.com. It covers basic information on the background, installing and the architecture of NatTable, and shows how to get started with the first NatTable compositions. … Continue reading

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Eclipse Luna M6 – Localization Update

With Eclipse Luna M6 there are some interesting news about localization. Locale changes at runtime The application model is now able to react on Locale changes at runtime. In combination with the Eclipse Translation Pattern that comes with the New … Continue reading

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New message extension update

I’m very happy and of course proud to see that the new message extension created by Tom Schindl and me is part of the Eclipse platform with Eclipse Luna M3. If you followed my blog post series about the new … Continue reading

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Eclipse Internationalization Part 4/4 – New Features by Dirk Fauth

Finally I found the time to write the last part of my blog post series about Eclipse internationalization with the new message extension created by Tom Schindl and me. The series started with showing the issues in the current solution … Continue reading

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Leap Motion in Eclipse 4

The Leap Motion device is out! Great news for all who waited for it. For me as an Eclipse 4 enthusiast and a technology lover it was obvious to bring both worlds together. Controlling an Eclipse 4 application with gestures. … Continue reading

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Eclipse Internationalization Part 3/4 – Migration by Dirk Fauth

In my last blog post I explained the new message extension added to the E4 tools by Tom Schindl and me. It is similar to the Eclipse localization mechanism based on OSGi NLS, but gets rid of the downsides of … Continue reading

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NatTable 1.0.0 released

Finally the long awaited Nebula NatTable 1.0.0 release is out. It took us longer than we initially planned, but as it is a the increase of the major version number indicates, there are plenty of enhancements included. First of all, … Continue reading

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Eclipse Internationalization Part 2/4 – New Message Extension by Dirk Fauth and Tom Schindl

In my last blog post I explained the current available solutions for translating an Eclipse 4 application and what is wrong with them. In this blog post I will show you a new solution for translating your Eclipse 4 application. … Continue reading

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Eclipse Internationalization Part 1/4 – Current Situation by Dirk Fauth

If you are developing Eclipse applications and plugins for users around the world, you should prepare them to be translated into several languages. While in other frameworks this process is quite straight forward (think of any webframework you know), in … Continue reading

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