Category Archives: Eclipse

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Buildship on the mission to Mars

Gradleware decided to implement their own tooling solution for building project within the Eclipse IDE and the Buildship project was born. Since march there are currently 123 commits on the master branch of the GitHub project, which can be found … Continue reading

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Welcome Andrey Loskutov as a new eclipse.platform.ui Committer

I would like to welcome Andrey as new platform.ui committer. Andrey is a very active Eclipse tools developer who maintain popular Eclipse tools like the Eclipse Findbugs plug-in and AnyEdit. And now is is already the second most active developer … Continue reading

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Identifying the GTK version your Eclipse IDE is using

To identify which GKT version your Eclipse IDE under Linux is using go to Help -> About -> Installation Details and select the Configuration tab. Look there for org.eclipse.swt.internal.gtk.version property. You can also use the “Copy to Clipboard” button so … Continue reading

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Gerrit build trigger for eclipse.platform.runtime active

Based on an idea from Brian de Alwis, we (the Eclipse platform.ui team) were able to activate our Gerrit build trigger for eclipse.platform.runtime. This means we now get build validation for the runtime component and that we can start including … Continue reading

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Dealing with whitespace legacy in Eclipse projects

One of most annoying things during Gerrit reviews are “unnecessary whitespaces” change discussion. This applies for the contributors and the reviewers. As we in the Eclipse platform.ui project currently see a flow incoming Gerrit reviews from various people, I want … Continue reading

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Gerrit plug-in to update Eclipse Bugzilla for Gerrit activities

I big thanks to the Eclipse webmaster Denis Roy who fixed Bug 434811. This Gerrit plug-in updates Bugzilla bugs automatically with Gerrit and commit references. See the bug for details and for the ongoing discussion how to improve the message … Continue reading

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Honored to become Platform UI co-lead

It is a great honor to help in the role of the Platform UI co-Lead together with Paul Webster. Paul was in the past a great mentor for me and I’m very happy to continue to work with him. We … Continue reading

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NatTable context menus with Eclipse menus

In this blog post I will explain how to add context menus to a NatTable instance and how it is possible to combine menus configured via Eclipse Application Model with NatTable menus. It is based on the enhancements added in … Continue reading

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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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Welcome Sergey Prigogin as a new eclipse.platform.ui Committer

I would like to welcome Sergey working for Google as new platform.ui committer. Sergey is a very active contributor to several Eclipse projects and did recently the majority of the work to contribute the UI freeze monitor to Eclipse 4.5. … Continue reading

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