The RAP team just announced the availability of RAP 1.3 M5!
The RAP team is proud to announce the fourth milestone for the Eclipse Helios release.
On December 14, 2009, the Eclipse Foundation is hosting a webinar that will include speakers from Cisco, Morgan Stanley and eBay discussing deploying Eclipse to thousands, and even tens of thousands, of their developers.
I recently added Del Myers to the PlanetEclipse syndication rolls.
As an Eclipse committer, I love to see Eclipse technology used in a variety of places.
I’m not sure if people noticed this last week, but there’s been discussion of providing a simplified p2 ui by refactoring out the Mylyn discovery user interface and pushing it down the stack.
Good news everyone, Git mirrors are going live at Eclipse.org
This week, we’ll be participating at Eclipse Summit Europe 2009 in Ludwigsburg, Germany.
Good news everyone, the Eclipse PDE team finally made the visualization component available for everyone.
Today, the Eclipse e4 project had its first 1.0 milestone release.
In November, the Eclipse Foundation will be hosting EclipseRT Days in Austin and Toronto.
I was helping a colleague with some Eclipse install issues and was surprised he didn’t know about the ability to revert to a previous install configuration.
Eclipse 3.5.1 was just released! This is a service release as part of the Eclipse Galileo release train.
Git has been gaining some traction in the Eclipse community as of late.
I recently blogged about the OSGi EventAdmin service and got some good feedback.
I recently had a few people come to me to chat about the OSGi EventAdmin service.
I spoke with a Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) committer briefly today and he reminded me that the RAP team recently released 1.
This Thursday, Google is graciously hosting an EclipseDay At Googleplex. There will be talks on topics like Distributed OSGi, Eclipse at NASA and Android.
If you’re using Eclipse for OSGi development, there’s a neat utility that you can use to help you run your OSGi application on a variety of frameworks.
Good news, Eclipse 3.6 M1 is out and available for download (new and noteworthy)!
As a reminder, there’s two weeks left to submit talks to Eclipse Summit Europe 2009.
Last week, the Eclipse e4 project had its alpha release.
I often hear this question… “Why does Eclipse prompt me to restart if it’s a dynamic OSGi-based application?
I’ve been pensive as of late since we shipped the Eclipse Galileo release.
Recently, a few people have come to me ask how Eclipse maintains its API and versions.
As part of the Eclipse Galileo release, we updated all of our training courses to reflect the latest release:
As we learned from Ian Bull, p2 has come a long way for the Galileo release.
I like to keep my desktop pretty. Support the Eclipse Galileo release by grabbing some new desktop wallpaper!
Ah, Eclipse Galileo is finally out for Friends of Eclipse, I just got the glorious email:
Eclipse Embedded Day happens this week on June 25th, 2009, just a day after the Eclipse Galileo release.
From the EclipseSource team, Scott Lewis and I will be speaking at the Eclipse Day held at the Googleplex this year.
I’ve been working with OSGi for quite awhile and have recently been helping someone fight some start level issues.
The last release candidate for Eclipse 3.5 shipped! Eclipse 3.5 RC4 is out for download (or update via p2).
OSGi has been in the press a lot lately. Everywhere you turn, there is some new product or project adopting the technology.
I have been working with the upcoming Equinox OSGi book authors quite a bit as of late.
A new project proposal came through my inbox this morning.
It’s that time of year again… we’re getting close to release time at Eclipse!
For those of you who don’t know, the Eclipse SDK now ships an implementation of OSGi Declarative Services (DS).
It’s almost time for the Eclipse Galileo release and the Eclipse Foundation is looking for some input on choosing the next graphic for Galileo.
Eclipse 3.5 M7 is out! Get it while it’s hot! (new and noteworthy)
For those who follow me on Twitter, know that I and Firefox don’t get along.
I’ve been doing bundle development for a very long time so I have a lot of fantasies of how we can improve development workflows.
In Eclipse 3.5, the PDE team has been hard at work improving the API Tools component.
In the traditional RCP development workflow, you find yourself self-hosting a lot.
In SWT, the mantra is “if you created it, you dispose it.
I’ve been recently approached by people interested in OSGi training. This is quite serendipitous because the Eclipse Training Series is happening right now and offers OSGi training from places like sunny Austin to historic Berlin!
At the recent OSGi Tool Summit, one of the biggest discussion items that came up was visualization.
Since Eclipse 3.3, placing contributions in a menu (via the org.
Execution Environments (EE) are a neat concept within OSGi, however, things can become complicated when developing against multiple EEs.
It’s great to see a new milestone of e4 released (new and noteworthy)!
Last Friday, March 27th, Jeff McAffer and I attended the OSGi Tool Summit graciously hosted by LinkedIn:
The OSGi specification defines a log service (Section 101.1) in the Service Compendium.
The EclipseSource team is enjoying its time at EclipseCon 2009. Here’s a reminder of what our team is talking about today.
Everyone remember the beloved PDE plug-in spy? Well, on a recent plane trip… I did some hacking to enable menu introspection… check out this video:
I want to remind the Eclipse community that Google Summer of Code 2009 (GSOC) recruiting is in full swing now.
I just got back from vacation and was pleased to see Eclipse 3.
I spent a good portion of my day today working on one of my EclipseCon 2009 presentations that I’ll be giving with Bernd Kolb and Martin Lippert, “OSGi for Eclipse Developers”:
Were you ever curious how to get those pretty colored labels in your JFace viewers you see all over Eclipse?
Did you know about the Nebula project at Eclipse? If not, you should… Nebula is a source for custom SWT widgets and other UI components:
I stumbled across this university research project on the Eclipse newsgroups today that does something pretty gnarly.
A good portion of the EclipseSource technical team use MacBook Pro’s for their development machines.
For those who have been following the OSGi v4.2 specification revisions lately, hopefully you’re aware that the Declarative Services (DS) portion received some updates.
Awhile ago, I blogged about adding bundles to your Java search scope.
I sent an email out to eclipse-dev today detailing some of the changes the PDE team has made to the target platform story:
I recently blogged how excited I was about the OSGi Tooling BOF at EclipseCon, but it seems that the OSGi Alliance has outdone itself.
Wow, I just saw the new and noteworthy posted for the first e4 milestone.
In the Eclipse 3.5 release (Galileo), there’s a new way for you to contribute project related actions (e.
I’m so filled with joy that we’re going to have an OSGi Tooling BOF at EclipseCon this year.
I’m excited to learn that certain computer science students will be contributing to Eclipse (WTP in particular) as part of university class credit.
Have you ever come across an issue while developing an Eclipse-based application, go to export it and get an evil “Invalid character constant” message or something similar in your logs?
In Eclipse 3.5M4, there’s new functionality in PDE to help you generate NL fragments.
I recently spent some time with a client removing some cycles in bundles and discussing why cycles are evil in the first place.
I was working with a client recently and the question of what are execution environments came up.
Ever wanted to add spelling checking to a dialog, form or some editor in your Eclipse-based application?
I can’t count how many times I have come across developers that aren’t using project level settings.
In an OSGi-based system, there are cases when you want to do some heavy refactoring but run the risk of breaking downstream clients.