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Eclipse platform contributors – please convert any patch you have to a Gerrit review

Yesterday Michael Keppler commented on my latest blog post the following: Although the general process for contributions has improved, there is still quite a difference between what a single _committer_ can do, and what a single _contributor_ can do. It … Continue reading

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Eclipse contributions – What difference can a single developer make?

I frequently hear that a single developer cannot make a difference for the Eclipse project. I think that is not true. The Eclipse project page show that in a lot of projects a handful of developers make most of the … Continue reading

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Using Eclipse application model persisted state to specify the SWT stylebits

With Eclipse Luna M6 and M7 we introduced the possibility to set the stylebits for user interface controls via persisted state data. Use “styleOverride” as key and the integer value for the SWT stylebits you want to use. For example … 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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How to contribute to the Eclipse Open Source project

As preparation for upcoming Eclipse Hackathons on EclipseCon US and the Eclipse Hackathon in Hamburg I updated my How to contribute to the Eclipse Open Source project guide. I hope that helps new contributors to contribute to the amazing Eclipse … Continue reading

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Next Eclipse Hackathon in Hamburg on 28.03

Our next Eclipse Hackathon in Hamburg has been schedule for the 28.03. Please join us to help to make the Eclipse platform even greater. https://wiki.eclipse.org/Hackathon_Hamburg_2014

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Dark Eclipse ships with Eclipse Luna

We (the Eclipse platform team) added a dark theme contributed by Andrea Guarinoni to Eclipse Luna M6. Lots of people were asking for a default dark theme. Of course SWT CSS styling has some limitation but were are planning to … Continue reading

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Import CSS files in Eclipse Luna M6

Eclipse Luna M6 allows you to include other CSS stylesheets. For example to use the new Eclipse dark theme in your RCP application, do the following: In your RCP application created a /css/default.css file with only one instruction @import url(“platform:/plugin/org.eclipse.ui.themes/css/e4-dark.css”); … Continue reading

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More and more contributions to the Eclipse platform project

If you look at the Git platform.ui repository log, we are getting more and more people involved in providing patches to the Eclipse platform project. I did not count them, but I think we got contributions from at least 10 … Continue reading

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Using Eclipse Luna on Ubuntu

Eclipse Luna uses GTK3 as default which is great but unfortunately SWT GTK3 contains still contains some bugs which makes it hard for me to use it, the main ones are: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=424343 Empty talbles with GTK3 https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=426694 Black area during … Continue reading

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