Category Archives: Other

Coining a new abbreviation: “As far as I googled (AFAIG) instead of “As far as I know” (AFAIK)

I think the term “As far as I know” (AFAIK) is a bit outdated. These days people first use Google to find something before asking. A more descriptive term is therefore in my opinion “As far as I googled” (AFAIG). … Continue reading

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Welcome Sergey Prigogin from Google in the PMC of the Top-Level Eclipse Project

I would like to welcome Sergey in the Eclipse Project Management Committee (PMC) for the Eclipse Top Level Project. I think of Sergey as a friend and I’m very happy that he joins our team. Based on what I have … 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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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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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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Eclipse Hackathon Hamburg, January, 23rd 2015

We like to announce this coming Eclipse event again, since this is such a great Eclipse community event. So please don’t miss the change to be a part of it. In Hamburg and its surroundings there are so many Eclipse … Continue reading

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Eclipse now runs on Wayland

As the end of GSoC 2014 approaches, I can now say that Eclipse successfully starts in Weston. Some things look a little bit strange and I’m sure there are more bugs to work out, but for now the majority of … Continue reading

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Initial Wayland Support From SWT

  Yes that’s correct, as of this week, newly built programs using the Standard Widget Toolkit will now display in Weston, the reference Wayland compositor.

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Working with the JNI side of SWT

The JNI (Java Native Interface) is a way to link a Java program, running in the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) with a native program. This can have many uses, one of which is the ability to utilize platform-optimized code in … Continue reading

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Google Summer of Code – Wayland SWT Port

At this point I would like to introduce myself, my name is Joshua Barkovic and I am currently participating in the Google Summer of Code 2014 program with the Eclipse Foundation. I am working with the SWT team specifically and … Continue reading

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