Category Archives: Lars Vogel

Welcome Tony McCrary as a new eclipse.platform.ui Committer

I would like to welcome Tony McCrary as platform.ui committer. Tony is the amazing guy behind the new Eclipse icons which look way better on a dark background. He has drawn these svg icons and created a Maven renderer to … Continue reading

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Welcome Jonas Helming as a new eclipse.platform.ui Committer

I would like to welcome Jonas Helming as platform.ui committer. Jonas was the driving force behind the migration of the e4 tools to platform.ui and uses his awesome Eclipse modeling and programming skills to improve the e4 tools and the … Continue reading

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Extracting Git statistics from Eclipse Platform.UI in August

I found the nice Git repo for the gitdm tool to do Git commit statistics. In addition the mr tool allows to extract logs from multiple repositories. Combining both let me extract the Git statics of platform UI relatively easy. … Continue reading

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Eclipse Activator startup sins – Tracing the startup time

Inspired by the Eclipse start optimisation by Alex Blewitt post, I traced my environment and reworked our Eclipse Tracing tutorial section to enable others to do the same. On my machine starting the Eclipse IDE (with only the SDK, XML … Continue reading

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Finding the correct Eclipse update site for the Eclipse development build

If you are using the latest Eclipse development build and looking for the correct update site, you can check the following Eclipse Project Update Sites wiki. Since a little while Eclipse Platform also offers stable links for its update sites … Continue reading

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Eclipse Neon (Eclipse 4.6) will require a Java 8 runtime

I’m personally happy that the next Eclipse release will require Java 1.8 to run. See official email to the cross mailing list for the public announcement of this. Several Eclipse projects like m2e and Jetty have already moved to Java … Continue reading

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Contributing the the Eclipse platform UI project in 4 simple steps

Some people claim it is relatively hard to contribute code to an Eclipse platform project (without Oomph). But even without additional tooling is actually very easy to setup the necessary configuration to contribute to Eclipse platform UI. Here are the … Continue reading

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Honored to join the Eclipse Architecture Council

I recently been elected to join the Eclipse Architecture Council. The Eclipse Architecture Council serves the community by identifying and tackling any issues that hinder Eclipse’s continued technological success and innovation, widespread adoption, and future growth. Looking forward to help … Continue reading

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Generic Eclipse 3.x views, editors and handlers with DI – by René Brandstetter

In this blog entry I will show you three independent features provided by Eclipse and OSGi which can work together to create views, editors or handlers via the Eclipse ExtensionRegistry but still use the dependency mechanism of Eclipse 4. Supersede … Continue reading

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Using IntStream.range instead of an ordinary for loop

Java 8 and Streams are really nice. They can even make look ordinary for loops much cooler. Assume the following snippet: for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) { elements[i] = new MyModel(i); } This can also be … Continue reading

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