Tag Archives: Eclipse

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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Honored to become Platform UI co-lead

It is a great honor to help in the role of the Platform UI co-Lead together with Paul Webster. Paul was in the past a great mentor for me and I’m very happy to continue to work with him. We … Continue reading

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Preferences Spy for Eclipse IDE and RCP

Motivation Figuring out, which preference is changed, when editing a certain preference in the user interface (i.e. Preference-Dialog), may be difficult. Let the Preference Spy help you with this issue. Preferences in Eclipse The preferences in Eclipse are stored hierarchically. … Continue reading

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Migration to JUnit 4

When you’re facing the issue to migrate your JUnit 3 tests to JUnit 4, it can be very annoying, because of course you all have a lot of tests. 😉 In general it is a mindless task to migrate things … Continue reading

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Eclipse and the Ubuntu team working together – Solving the Eclipse menu issue under Ubuntu

I’m very happy to report that the Eclipse platform team worked together with the Canonical Ubuntu team to solve the broken menu issue of Eclipse under Ubuntu. This fix is available for Ubuntu 14.04. It just to be the case … Continue reading

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Eclipse contributions – What difference can a single developer make?

I frequently hear that a single developer cannot make a difference for the Eclipse project. I think that is not true. The Eclipse project page show that in a lot of projects a handful of developers make most of the … Continue reading

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How to contribute to the Eclipse Open Source project

As preparation for upcoming Eclipse Hackathons on EclipseCon US and the Eclipse Hackathon in Hamburg I updated my How to contribute to the Eclipse Open Source project guide. I hope that helps new contributors to contribute to the amazing Eclipse … 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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Eclipse Papercut #9 – Default preference settings via plugin_customization.ini – Type Filter Example

Dani Megert gave me in the Eclipse forum the tip how setup default values preferences, in this example for for JDT type filters. The solution is relatively easy. Create in your Eclipse installation directory a file called “plug_customization.ini” and add … Continue reading

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Eclipse Papercut #8 – Filtered PackageExplorer by project name

I recently learned from Ian Bull about Feature Patch Projects which allow you to patch existing features. This allowed me to replace my self-written clone of the package explorer with a modified one based on the JDT implementation. The benefit … Continue reading

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