Posts tagged with "helios"

Jun 17th, 2010

p2 API and the b3 Aggregator, Top Eclipse Helios Feature #5

The official Helios release is less than 1 week away, and we are now into the Top 5 Features that I’m most excited about. Over the past week I’ve been highlighting some of upcoming features of the Eclipse Helios release. These features include: improvements to the Java Development Tools, Plug-in Development Environment, API Tools and [...]

Jun 16th, 2010

Target Platform Improvements, Top Eclipse Helios Feature #6

There are three large groups of artifacts that play a key role while writing software. There are the tools you use, the code you write and the libraries you depend on. There is a large body of research studying the cognitive support provided by software development tools. There is also a number of tool centric [...]

Jun 15th, 2010

Java IDE Improvements, Top Eclipse Helios Feature #7

As Eclipse committers, we spend lots of time emphasizing that Eclipse is not just an Integrated Development Environment. Eclipse is a framework, a tooling platform, a collection of run-time technologies, an eco-system, etc… However, at the end of the day, an IDE is the primary use of Eclipse for many people. As we approach the [...]

Jun 14th, 2010

Improvements to API Tools, Top Eclipse Helios Feature #8

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what defines an Eclipse project? Not in the literal sense (a project hosted at that follows the EDP), but rather, what technical qualities do all Eclipse projects share. Years ago the answer was simple, extensible IDEs. More recently Eclipse was defined as a tooling platform (for everything [...]

Jun 11th, 2010

Feature based configurations, Top Eclipse Helios Feature #9

Yesterday I asked you to think about high-quality software that has been consistently delivered on-time for eight straight years. To make this quiz more challenging, this software should be installed on millions of users’ desktops. As we approach the next major release of Eclipse — dubbed Helios — I’m counting down the top 10 features [...]

Jun 10th, 2010

Resource Improvements, Top Eclipse Helios Feature #10

Pop quiz: Can you name any ‘high quality‘ software that has been consistently delivered on-time, for 8 years in a row? Yes folks it’s that time of year again! It’s time for the Eclipse Release Train to start revving up its engine for another high quality release. Unlike other software — which gets delayed, bumped [...]

Jun 3rd, 2010

The Doc Days of Summer

It’s been overcast and raining here in Victoria B.C. (Canada) over the past 2 weeks. It’s a long way from the dog days of summer, but a good time to focus on docs.  In fact, the Eclipse team has been focusing on documentation during this final release candidate.  In particular, the p2 team is putting [...]

May 8th, 2010

RAP 1.3 M7 is out

After another 6 weeks of working hard towards the Helios Release, we are one step closer. RAP 1.3 M7 for Eclipse 3.6 is out. From the new features, here are my personal top three: Eventually, a GraphicsContext implementation that lets you draw onto the browser using SWT API! In the early days of RAP, we regarded this [...]

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May 1st, 2010

Eclipse 3.6 M7 (Helios) Available for Download

The Eclipse and Equinox teams have released Milestone 7 of Eclipse 3.6 (Helios). This is the final Milestone and marks the feature freeze for the 3.6 release due out in late June. While I know people are reluctant to use Milestone builds — as there might still be bugs in the code — if you [...]