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Getting rid of ugliness in the Eclipse IDE

Continuing our work to make the Eclipse IDE nicer we also removed some “weird things of the past” in our default styling. Thanks to Patrik Suzzi for removing the yellow underline in the Mac theme (why did we have a … Continue reading

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Making the Eclipse IDE prettier on Windows

My company is starting a new customer project for which I have to the Windows OS. I noticed that the main toolbar styling looks really bad due to its inconsistent usage of colors for the perspective switcher and the main … Continue reading

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“Run in Background” now activated by default in Eclipse 4.7

I use Android Studio for Android development and its frequent popups for its tasks, made me realized that our Eclipse option to run jobs in the background is a real gem. After a short discussion, we decided to activate that … Continue reading

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OSGi Component Testing

In my last blog post I talked about Getting Started with OSGi Declarative Services. In this blog post I want to show how to test OSGi service components. Unit testing / “white-box testing” The first approach for testing components is … Continue reading

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Getting Started with OSGi Declarative Services

In the last weeks I worked intensively on getting a deeper knowledge in OSGi declarative services. I use them for a while with Eclipse 4, but never had a deep understanding of everything. Well, basically it is not that complicated at … Continue reading

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Helping WindowBuilder

The WindowBuilder project had resource issues. I’m happy to announce that WB has now a working Tycho build. Simply clone the WB repo and use ‘mvn clean verify’ command to build WB. The result is afterwards located in org.eclipse.windowbuilder/org.eclipse.wb.releng.updatesite/target/repository WindowBuilder … Continue reading

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No more tragedy of the commons for Platform UI

Remember than people spoke about the tragedy of the commons for the Eclipse platform? I think it save to say that these times are over for Platform UI. I think we see in Platform UI the hard work we put … Continue reading

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Using CompletableFuture in your Eclipse RCP application

If you want to update your RCP application asynchronously you can use Java 8 CompletableFutures. For example the following starts an CompletableFuture and uses the getData method to read the data and calls afterwards the updateTable method. I would be nice if … Continue reading

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Joining the Eclipse Project Management Committee

I’m honored to join the Eclipse Project Management Committee (PMC) for the Eclipse Top-Level Project. See Eclipse project charter for their responsibilities. As Eclipse committer and project lead for platform UI and e4 my main goals are: Attract and win … Continue reading

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Run an Eclipse 32-bit application from a 64-bit Eclipse IDE

Typically the development environment should not be dependent on the target environment the application should run on. For creating an Eclipse RCP application using SWT, this is not as trivial as it looks like. The reason for this is the … Continue reading

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