Tag Archives: Eclipse

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 log –since=’last 3 month’ –raw | grep “^Author: ” | sort | uniq -c seem to be doing … 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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Android Development Tools (ADT) for Eclipse now building with Maven Tycho

The ADT project is now using Maven Tycho for there build. See Bug report and ADT build instructions for details.

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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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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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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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More and more contributions to the Eclipse platform project

If you look at the Git platform.ui repository log, we are getting more and more people involved in providing patches to the Eclipse platform project. I did not count them, but I think we got contributions from at least 10 … Continue reading

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Eclipse org.eclipse.ui switches to png files and waves good bye to the floppy disk

Thanks to amazing contributon from Tony McCrary from http://www.l33tlabs.com/ we could replace the usage of .gif icons in org.eclipse.ui and org.eclipse.ui.workbench with png. The advantages of the png files is that they support transparency and therefore also look good on … 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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