Chris Aniszczyk

Eclipse RAP 1.3 M5 Released

February 5, 2010

The RAP team just announced the availability of RAP 1.3 M5!

Eclipse RAP 1.3 M4 Released

December 22, 2009

The RAP team is proud to announce the fourth milestone for the Eclipse Helios release.

Webinar: Eclipse in the Large

December 10, 2009

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.

Blogging and PlanetEclipse

November 25, 2009

I recently added Del Myers to the PlanetEclipse syndication rolls.

EclipseRT Usage

November 23, 2009

As an Eclipse committer, I love to see Eclipse technology used in a variety of places.

Simplifying the Equinox P2 User Interface

November 23, 2009

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.

Eclipse Project Proposal - Gemini

November 20, 2009

A fan of OSGi? A fan of all things enterprise?

Git Mirrors at

November 3, 2009

Good news everyone, Git mirrors are going live at

Join us at Eclipse Summit Europe 2009

October 27, 2009

This week, we’ll be participating at Eclipse Summit Europe 2009 in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

PDE Visualization is Available

October 21, 2009

Good news everyone, the Eclipse PDE team finally made the visualization component available for everyone.

Eclipse e4 1.0 M1 Released

October 14, 2009

Today, the Eclipse e4 project had its first 1.0 milestone release.

EclipseRT Days in Austin and Toronto

October 5, 2009

In November, the Eclipse Foundation will be hosting EclipseRT Days in Austin and Toronto.

Reverting Changes in an Eclipse Installation using p2

October 2, 2009

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.

Git at Eclipse

September 22, 2009

Git has been gaining some traction in the Eclipse community as of late.

OSGi EventAdmin Redux

September 21, 2009

I recently blogged about the OSGi EventAdmin service and got some good feedback.

OSGi EventAdmin

September 15, 2009

I recently had a few people come to me to chat about the OSGi EventAdmin service.

Eclipse RAP 1.3 M1 released

August 25, 2009

I spoke with a Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) committer briefly today and he reminded me that the RAP team recently released 1.

EclipseDay 2009 at the Googleplex

August 24, 2009

This Thursday, Google is graciously hosting an EclipseDay At Googleplex. There will be talks on topics like Distributed OSGi, Eclipse at NASA and Android.

Eclipse, OSGi and PAX Runner

August 14, 2009

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.

Eclipse 3.6 M1 is out

August 7, 2009

Good news, Eclipse 3.6 M1 is out and available for download (new and noteworthy)!

CFP: Eclipse Summit Europe 2009

August 4, 2009

As a reminder, there’s two weeks left to submit talks to Eclipse Summit Europe 2009.

Eclipse e4 0.9 Alpha Release

August 3, 2009

Last week, the Eclipse e4 project had its alpha release.

OSGi, Dynamics and Eclipse

July 23, 2009

I often hear this question… “Why does Eclipse prompt me to restart if it’s a dynamic OSGi-based application?

Crowdsourcing Documentation at Eclipse

July 13, 2009

I’ve been pensive as of late since we shipped the Eclipse Galileo release.

OSGi, Eclipse and API Management

July 8, 2009

Recently, a few people have come to me ask how Eclipse maintains its API and versions.

Training for Eclipse Galileo and p2

July 1, 2009

As part of the Eclipse Galileo release, we updated all of our training courses to reflect the latest release:

Equinox p2 User Interface Feedback?

June 25, 2009

As we learned from Ian Bull, p2 has come a long way for the Galileo release.

Eclipse Galileo Wallpaper

June 24, 2009

I like to keep my desktop pretty. Support the Eclipse Galileo release by grabbing some new desktop wallpaper!

Eclipse, OSGi, Galileo and Release Trains

June 23, 2009

Ah, Eclipse Galileo is finally out for Friends of Eclipse, I just got the glorious email:

Eclipse Embedded Day 2009

June 22, 2009

Eclipse Embedded Day happens this week on June 25th, 2009, just a day after the Eclipse Galileo release.

Eclipse Day At Googleplex 2009

June 11, 2009

From the EclipseSource team, Scott Lewis and I will be speaking at the Eclipse Day held at the Googleplex this year.

OSGi and Start Levels

June 10, 2009

I’ve been working with OSGi for quite awhile and have recently been helping someone fight some start level issues.

Eclipse 3.5 RC4 is out!

June 7, 2009

The last release candidate for Eclipse 3.5 shipped! Eclipse 3.5 RC4 is out for download (or update via p2).

Free OSGi and Equinox Course

June 4, 2009

OSGi has been in the press a lot lately. Everywhere you turn, there is some new product or project adopting the technology.

Eclipse 3.5 RC3 is out!

May 29, 2009

Good news, we’re even closer to having Eclipse 3.5 released!

PDE's Automated Management of Dependencies

May 29, 2009

I have been working with the upcoming Equinox OSGi book authors quite a bit as of late.

Eclipse 3.5 RC1 is out!

May 18, 2009

Good news, we are one step closer to having Eclipse 3.

Eclipse, SAP and Project Pave

May 15, 2009

A new project proposal came through my inbox this morning.

Eclipse Galileo is Coming Soon!

May 13, 2009

It’s that time of year again… we’re getting close to release time at Eclipse!

OSGi Declarative Services

May 12, 2009

For those of you who don’t know, the Eclipse SDK now ships an implementation of OSGi Declarative Services (DS).

Help Design the Eclipse Galileo Graphic

May 4, 2009

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 3.5M7 is out!

May 2, 2009

Eclipse 3.5 M7 is out! Get it while it’s hot! (new and noteworthy)

Eclipse Feedback Agent?

April 30, 2009

For those who follow me on Twitter, know that I and Firefox don’t get along.

Target Platform Provisioning

April 29, 2009

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.

Comparing API Baselines

April 28, 2009

In Eclipse 3.5, the PDE team has been hard at work improving the API Tools component.

Export into the Host Eclipse

April 23, 2009

In the traditional RCP development workflow, you find yourself self-hosting a lot.

Finding SWT Leaks with Sleak

April 17, 2009

In SWT, the mantra is “if you created it, you dispose it.

OSGi Training

April 14, 2009

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!

Visualizing OSGi Systems

April 13, 2009

At the recent OSGi Tool Summit, one of the biggest discussion items that came up was visualization.

Eclipse Menu Contribution URIs

April 2, 2009

Since Eclipse 3.3, placing contributions in a menu (via the org.

OSGi Execution Environment Validation

April 2, 2009

Execution Environments (EE) are a neat concept within OSGi, however, things can become complicated when developing against multiple EEs.

e4 0.9 M2 Released!

April 1, 2009

It’s great to see a new milestone of e4 released (new and noteworthy)!

OSGi Tool Summit Recap

March 31, 2009

Last Friday, March 27th, Jeff McAffer and I attended the OSGi Tool Summit graciously hosted by LinkedIn:

OSGi Log Service

March 24, 2009

The OSGi specification defines a log service (Section 101.1) in the Service Compendium.

EclipseCon 2009 (Day 1): RAP, p2, Distributed OSGi

March 23, 2009

The EclipseSource team is enjoying its time at EclipseCon 2009. Here’s a reminder of what our team is talking about today.

I Spy Menus

March 18, 2009

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:

Eclipse and Google Summer of Code 2009

March 16, 2009

I want to remind the Eclipse community that Google Summer of Code 2009 (GSOC) recruiting is in full swing now.

Eclipse 3.5M6 is out!

March 15, 2009

I just got back from vacation and was pleased to see Eclipse 3.

EclipseCon: OSGi for Eclipse Developers

March 10, 2009

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”:

Tip: Styling Label Providers

March 10, 2009

Were you ever curious how to get those pretty colored labels in your JFace viewers you see all over Eclipse?

New Nebula SWT Widgets

March 6, 2009

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:

Eclipse and Universities

March 5, 2009

I stumbled across this university research project on the Eclipse newsgroups today that does something pretty gnarly.

I *heart* SWT Cocoa

March 5, 2009

A good portion of the EclipseSource technical team use MacBook Pro’s for their development machines.

OSGi Declarative Services Tooling

March 3, 2009

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.

Tip: Adding Bundles to Java Search

February 26, 2009

Awhile ago, I blogged about adding bundles to your Java search scope.

Target Platform Changes

February 24, 2009

I sent an email out to eclipse-dev today detailing some of the changes the PDE team has made to the target platform story:

OSGi Tooling Summit

February 12, 2009

I recently blogged how excited I was about the OSGi Tooling BOF at EclipseCon, but it seems that the OSGi Alliance has outdone itself.

The first e4 milestone

February 10, 2009

Wow, I just saw the new and noteworthy posted for the first e4 milestone.

Tip: The Configure Menu

February 8, 2009

In the Eclipse 3.5 release (Galileo), there’s a new way for you to contribute project related actions (e.

OSGi Tooling BOF @ EclipseCon

January 28, 2009

I’m so filled with joy that we’re going to have an OSGi Tooling BOF at EclipseCon this year.

Tip: Eclipse-BundleShape

January 20, 2009

To JAR a bundle or not to JAR, that is the question…

Eclipse, Education and Open Source

January 19, 2009

I’m excited to learn that certain computer science students will be contributing to Eclipse (WTP in particular) as part of university class credit.

Tip: Encoding Issues with Plug-ins

January 9, 2009

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?

Tip: Generate NLS Fragments in Eclipse

December 11, 2008

In Eclipse 3.5M4, there’s new functionality in PDE to help you generate NL fragments.

Tip: PDE Build and Binary Cycles

October 28, 2008

I recently spent some time with a client removing some cycles in bundles and discussing why cycles are evil in the first place.

Tip: Eclipse, OSGi and Execution Environments

October 8, 2008

I was working with a client recently and the question of what are execution environments came up.

Tip: Spellchecking in Eclipse

October 3, 2008

Ever wanted to add spelling checking to a dialog, form or some editor in your Eclipse-based application?

Tip: Project Level Settings

September 9, 2008

I can’t count how many times I have come across developers that aren’t using project level settings.

Tip: Split Packages and Visibility

August 22, 2008

In an OSGi-based system, there are cases when you want to do some heavy refactoring but run the risk of breaking downstream clients.

Tip: Suppressing Keybindings

July 18, 2008

I was helping a colleague today with a key binding issue that I think is fairly common.