Markus Knauer

Markus is project lead of the Eclipse Packaging Project and creates all those packages that can be downloaded from the Eclipse Foundation website, co-lead of the g-Eclipse project that is building a framework which allows to easily work in a Grid Computing or Cloud Computing environment, a member of the Eclipse Planning Council and elected member of the Architecture Council.

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Oct 5th, 2012

Kepler M2 EPP Packages

The Eclipse Platform team released the Kepler M2 build two weeks ago (see Eclipse Kepler Milestone 2 available), today all other Eclipse projects participating in next years Eclipse Simultaneous Release Kepler are releasing their compatible milestone versions. As every year, the Eclipse Packaging Project EPP is part of this release and has created packages based [...]

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Aug 29th, 2012

Organizing Hudson and Jenkins Build Jobs

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At Eclipse we are running many, many build jobs on our Hudson servers. Most projects are managing multiple jobs, one for each version that they are supporting, sometimes multiplied by the number of sub-components. Within our company it is not that different on our internal Jenkins server: Multiple project teams want to deliver software consisting [...]

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Jun 27th, 2012

Eclipse Juno – Release Now Available for Download

Eclipse Juno Splash

Many thanks to the maintainers of the 12 EPP packages, many thanks to the projects participating in the Juno release, many thanks to David who did an excellent job this year again: The Eclipse Juno packages are available for download. Now!

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Jun 7th, 2012

Tycho, Maven and p2.inf

Today I spent some time on the RAP Tools build which is based on Tycho. The problem that I tried to solve had to do with our recent ID renaming of the RAP Tools feature to a more appropriate name,org.eclipse.rap.tooling is now called Usually p2 is able to update seamlessly from one installable unit [...]

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Mar 1st, 2012

Eclipse Indigo SR2: Released in time

Sure, you’ve been reloading the web page once every minute over the past hours, you’ve been clicking on ‘Help’ > ‘Check for Updates’ in your Indigo Eclipse package, you’ve been monitoring the cross-project-issues-dev mailing list. Okay, then I cannot tell you any news, but the participating projects at Eclipse shipped another coordinated Simultaneous Release [...]

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Feb 3rd, 2012

Eclipse Juno M5 and Indigo SR2 RC2

Two releases of the Eclipse EPP packages today: The packages for Indigo SR2 RC2 (the second release candidate for the second service release of the Indigo release, based on Eclipse Platform 3.7.2) and the packages for this year’s Simultaneous Release Juno M5 (the 5th milestone based on Eclipse Platform 4.2) are available: Please test [...]

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Mar 30th, 2010

Running a distributed search application in the Amazon cloud

Doing live presentations is always challenging, isn’t it? Especially here, at EclipseCon, I like to integrate some demo elements in my talks, but in case you are relying on external resources, such as a network, there is always the chance that it is not going to work during your presentation. And that’s exactly what happened [...]

Aug 20th, 2010

Helios M6 RCP package

The new EPP packages for Helios M6 are uploaded to the download area and just need some more hours to be distributed to the Eclipse download mirrors until we can make them available for the public from The mirroring is important, because otherwise the uplink would be entirely saturated and no one could [...]

Feb 26th, 2010

Upgrade to Eclipse Galileo SR2

If you haven’t seen it in the Eclipse announcements: Galileo SR2 is available for download from From this page you can download the new EPP packages that are based on Galileo SR2 (Service Release) and Eclipse 3.5.2. Or, if you don’t want to download the full packages, you can start an upgrade – that’s [...]