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Category Archives: Eclipse
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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