Category Archives: Other

New book: Contributing to the Eclipse project: Principles, Plug-ins and Gerrit Code Review

Frequently I get the feedback that the process of contributing to the Eclipse Open Source project is difficult to get for new contributors. To help with this process I described the process in a new book Amazon.com link Amazon.de link … Continue reading

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Using awk and sed to convert error messages to something useful

This is mainly a post for myself, so that I don’t forget it. I’m in the process of creating a ebook version of my new “Contributing to the Eclipse OS project” and I had lots of the following error message: … Continue reading

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Generics, Eclipse, JFace, and Google Summer of Code

Greeting readers, My name is Jeanderson Candido, I am undergrad in Computer Science at Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil, and I will be writing about the cool things we are doing to the Eclipse project in the 10th edition … Continue reading

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Getting Started with SWT Development

For fist time contributors to Open Source projects the initial set up of the development environment can be an intimidating prospect as every project works a little bit differently. Thankfully there are many guides out there to help with this … Continue reading

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Storing the Job information of Jenkins in Git

Jenkins provides the SCM configuration plugin which allows you to save every little configuration step automatically in Git repo. I found the amount of commits a bit overwhelming, so I decided to control the commits manually and to save only … Continue reading

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The small details in life: the focus restore

This blog should show you a small, often overlooked, problem within Eclipse e4 and it should also provide you with a possible solution. The Problem Eclipse e4 has a lot of useful annotations and one of these is the @Focus. … Continue reading

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Using XML layout references in Android

Android supports resource selectors based on qualifiers. For example to use a special layout file for activity_main.xml on a tablet in landscape mode you would typically define a layout file also called activity_main.xml in the layout-sw600-land folder. Instead of using … Continue reading

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Leap Motion in Eclipse 4

The Leap Motion device is out! Great news for all who waited for it. For me as an Eclipse 4 enthusiast and a technology lover it was obvious to bring both worlds together. Controlling an Eclipse 4 application with gestures. … Continue reading

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Sending events to e4 applications from outside of e4

e4 uses an event bus to let different pieces (e.g. parts) of an e4 application communicate. Architecturally, this leads to low coupling (doubleplusgood) due to the fact that the various pieces only need to know the event topics (String constants), … Continue reading

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Ubuntu: How to move an application which is displayed offscreen

I use several monitors and sometimes an application, e.g. an Android emulator opens off-screen. I use the following approach to move it back to the visible area: Use ALT+TAB to switch to the off-screen application Press ALT-SPACE -> this shows … Continue reading

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