Java Compare Editor Enhancements, Eclipse Galileo Feature #10

June 16, 2009 | 1 min Read

The Eclipse 2009 Release – codename Galileo – will be available in about 10  days. To help countdown the final push, I have decided to review my Top 10 Galileo features. I need to stress that these are my top 10 features. On a daily basis I make heavy use of the Eclipse SDK, Mylyn, Modeling and RAP, so my top 10 comes from these projects.

Number 10 on my list is the enhancements to the Java Compare editor.  I spend a great deal of time creating and submitting patches. With the compare editor, can can check – and double check – exactly what I’m submitting. However, in the past when I found a problem (or needed to review the code), I had to switch back to the Java editor. Once I had fixed the problem, I then created a new comparison and continued the process.

With the enhancements to the compare editor, my patch management process is more streamlined. Now I can do all my review / fixes in one editor without constantly switching tools. The Compare editor now supports:- Content Assist - Hyperlinking - Javadoc on Hover - Quick Outline - Goto Line

Shout-outs for this go to Tomasz with help from Dani. Thanks guys!!

Ian Bull

Ian Bull

Ian is an Eclipse committer and EclipseSource Distinguished Engineer with a passion for developer productivity.

He leads the J2V8 project and has served on several …