Category Archives: Eclipse

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Automatic error reporting for the Eclipse IDE

Our friends from codetrails have developed an awesome tool to automatically report any error in the Eclipse IDE to the relevant Eclipse project. If you want to improve our IDE experience in the future I highly recommend installing this tool … Continue reading

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vogella GmbH strengthens their Eclipse platform and IDE development commitment

It is amazing how many quality contributions we received over the last months in the Eclipse platform project. For example 50 different people contributed source code to the Eclipse platform.ui project in the last 6 months. I’m proud to say … Continue reading

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Eclipse 4.5 (Mars) requires Java 7

FYI: Our Eclipse 4.5 (Mars) release requires Java 7. I think these are great news. See Eclipse PMC wiki for details.

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Final evaluation of JFace project on Google Summer of Code 2014

Hi everyone, It has been a while since my last post entry. We had a lot of work to do to move our project to an acceptable state. In this post, I would like to give you an overview of … Continue reading

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Eclipse Papercut #15 – Simplified access to the structured selection of Viewer

Eclipse Mars will make access to the structured selection of a StructuredViewer easier. So instead of: ISelection selection = combo.getSelection(); IStructuredSelection sel = (IStructuredSelection) selection; You can write IStructuredSelection sel = combo.getStructuredSelection(); Not a big one, but one of the … Continue reading

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Eclipse Science

Every programmer knows that the Eclipse Rich Client Platform has been designed to build the popular Java IDE that can be enhanced for many more programming languages and is often used internally in business software to manage customers and products. So it boils down to just integrated development … Continue reading

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Eclipse is not a terminal anymore – Default line size of Java code formatter is now 120

Approx. 3 years ago, I opened a bug report to increase the Java code formatter to 120. This is now implemented, and will be the new Eclipse JDT default for Mars. I think that is a good sign, the Eclipse … Continue reading

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Book “Contributing to the Eclipse Project” published

I’m happy to announce that the final version of the “Contributing to the Eclipse Project” book has been released as paper version. To purchase it, see for example Amazon.com or Amazon.de or see Contributing to the Eclipse Project book page … Continue reading

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Who and how many people contributed to a Git repository during a given period?

For my new book I wanted to check how many people contributed to the platform.ui repository during the last three months: git shortlog -s –number –since=’last 3 month’ seem to be doing the job fine. git shortlog -s –number –since=’last … Continue reading

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Styling of Eclipse table headers (without SWT support)

Just for reference, the PyDev developer Fabio Zadrozny just posted a nice snippet with allows you to style your SWT table headers via CSS (with your register the snippet as CSS property handler). See the comments in Liclipse released and … Continue reading

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