Tag Archives: Eclipse 4

Using Eclipse application model persisted state to specify the SWT stylebits

With Eclipse Luna M6 and M7 we introduced the possibility to set the stylebits for user interface controls via persisted state data. Use “styleOverride” as key and the integer value for the SWT stylebits you want to use. For example … 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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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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Build the e4 tools with “mvn clean install”

We finally made the build for the e4 tools as simple as possible. Just can now build the e4 tools which a simple “mvn clean install”. For the exact commands, please see Building Eclipse tutorial. I think it is important … Continue reading

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Migrating plug-ins from Eclipse 3.x to Eclipse 4 – getting ready for Eclipse 4

To migrate your Views and Editors to Eclipse 4 you can choice to use org.eclipse.e4.tools.compat plug-in from the e4 tooling projects. This bridge was developed by Tom Schindl a while ago. To use this bridge in Eclipse 4.2 or Eclipse … Continue reading

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Moving the e4 tools build to Tycho

I implemented a Tycho build for the e4 tools based in the CBI configuration (I hope). If you want to build the e4 tools now for yourself, just do the following: git clone git://git.eclipse.org/gitroot/e4/org.eclipse.e4.tools.git cd org.eclipse.e4.tools/ mvn clean install This … Continue reading

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New Eclipse 4 Chrome Theme – Eclipse 4 get even more beautiful

Checkout https://github.com/jeeeyul/eclipse-themes/ for a new Chrome theme. The update side is listed below and the main website describes the setup and the available customization. https://raw.github.com/jeeeyul/eclipse-themes/master/net.jeeeyul.eclipse.themes.updatesite/ I think this theme is a great example of an initiative of improving Eclipse 4 … Continue reading

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Eclipse 4 Application Development – Paper book published

I’m happy to announce that the paper version of the Eclipse 4 Application Development book has been published. The Kindle version has also been updated. Whoever has already the “Early access version” for the Kindle should get an update soon. … Continue reading

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Building with Maven Tycho

I finally made the effort to learn Maven Tycho. It is really a pleasure compared with PDE Build. I also created a small Maven Tycho Tutorial. Currently it only covers the creation of plug-ins, features and p2 updates but I … Continue reading

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Eclipse 4.2 is ugly? Change the theme!

I just had an interesting Twitter conversation with my good friend Oliver Gierke about the new Eclipse 4.2 look. Oliver did not like the new look and after changing the theme to Classic still complained about the new look. Please … Continue reading

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