Tag Archives: Eclipse

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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Welcome Sergey Prigogin as a new eclipse.platform.ui Committer

I would like to welcome Sergey working for Google as new platform.ui committer. Sergey is a very active contributor to several Eclipse projects and did recently the majority of the work to contribute the UI freeze monitor to Eclipse 4.5. … 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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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 that … Continue reading

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Eclipse 4.5 (Mars) requires Java 7

FYI: Our Eclipse 4.5 (Mars) release requires Java 7. I think these are great news. See Eclipse PMC wiki for details.

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Final evaluation of JFace project on Google Summer of Code 2014

Hi everyone, It has been a while since my last post entry. We had a lot of work to do to move our project to an acceptable state. In this post, I would like to give you an overview of … Continue reading

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Eclipse Papercut #15 – Simplified access to the structured selection of Viewer

Eclipse Mars will make access to the structured selection of a StructuredViewer easier. So instead of: ISelection selection = combo.getSelection(); IStructuredSelection sel = (IStructuredSelection) selection; You can write IStructuredSelection sel = combo.getStructuredSelection(); Not a big one, but one of the … Continue reading

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Who and how many people contributed to a Git repository during a given period?

For my new book I wanted to check how many people contributed to the platform.ui repository during the last three months: git shortlog -s –number –since=’last 3 month’ seem to be doing the job fine. git shortlog -s –number –since=’last … Continue reading

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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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