Category Archives: Eclipse

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“Eclipse Rich Client Platform” book – Revised third edition available based on Eclipse 4.4

I’m happy to announce that the revisted third edition of the Eclipse RCP book is available. It has been updated to Eclipse 4.4 and contains lots of small corrections and clarifications. The update resulted in approx. 100 more pages.

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Honored to become Eclipse PDE committer

I’m happy to announce that I was elected as PDE committer. This made the integration of the new png icons in PDE much easier. I plan to work on the PDE templates and improve the PDE tooling for the IDE … Continue reading

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Welcome Dirk Fauth as a new eclipse.platform.ui Committer

I would like to welcome Dirk Fauth as new platform.ui committer. Dirk is the project lead of NatTable project and a very active contributor to several Eclipse projects. Dirk recently also won the Greatfix price and has indicated that he … Continue reading

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Dark Eclipse PDE got better due to Tony McCrary and his icon work

And Tony McCrary continues his awesome icon contributions, this time we managed to integrate new icons for PDE, which will look much nicer on a dark background. For example look at the icons in the following screenshot in the forms … Continue reading

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Kudos to Tony McCrary for his Eclipse JDT icon work

Tony McCrary continues his awesome icon contributions. This time he managed to re-create the JDT icon set so that the JDT icon look good on a dark background. This work started in January 2014 (!!!) and as the JDT developer … Continue reading

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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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