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Control OSGi DS Component Instances via Configuration Admin

While trying to clean up the OSGi services in the Eclipse Platform Runtime I came across the fact that singleton service instances are not always feasible. For example the fact that the localization¬†is done on application level does not work … Continue reading

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Control OSGi DS Component Instances

I recently came across some use cases where a more fine grained control is needed for component instance creation. I spent some time in investigating how this is done with OSGi Declarative Services in detail. It turned out that it … Continue reading

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Dependency injection for Eclipse 3.x views available for Eclipse 4.7 M3

You can now use dependency injection (di) in your Eclipse 3.x. views.You can enable this for a view via the new inject flag in the org.eclipse.ui.views extension. public class SampleView extends ViewPart { @Inject IWorkbench workbench; private TableViewer viewer; @Override … Continue reading

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Configuring OSGi Declarative Services

In my blog post about Getting Started with OSGi Declarative Services I provided an introduction to OSGi declarative services. How to create them, how they behave at runtime, how to reference other services, and so on. But I left out … Continue reading

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Eclipse 4.7 M2 is out with a focus on usability

Eclipse 4.7 M2 is out with a focus on usability. From simplified filter functionality in the Problems, Bookmark and Task view, improved color usage for popups, simplified editor assignments for file extensions, enhancements of quick access, a configurable compare direction … Continue reading

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Out-of-office settings for Eclipse Bugzilla and Gerrit

As I got several requests how to show an “Out-of-office” in Gerrit and Bugzilla, I documented this in the Eclipse Platform Contribution tutorial. Have fun.

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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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