Author Archives: Joshua Barkovic

About Joshua Barkovic

I am a fourth year Software Engineering student at McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, Canada.

Eclipse now runs on Wayland

As the end of GSoC 2014 approaches, I can now say that Eclipse successfully starts in Weston. Some things look a little bit strange and I’m sure there are more bugs to work out, but for now the majority of … Continue reading

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Initial Wayland Support From SWT

  Yes that’s correct, as of this week, newly built programs using the Standard Widget Toolkit will now display in Weston, the reference Wayland compositor.

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Working with the JNI side of SWT

The JNI (Java Native Interface) is a way to link a Java program, running in the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) with a native program. This can have many uses, one of which is the ability to utilize platform-optimized code in … Continue reading

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Google Summer of Code – Wayland SWT Port

At this point I would like to introduce myself, my name is Joshua Barkovic and I am currently participating in the Google Summer of Code 2014 program with the Eclipse Foundation. I am working with the SWT team specifically and … 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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