Author: Jonas Helming

Ed and I are organizing the Modeling Symposium for EclipseCon Europe. It is scheduled for the first day of the conference, i.e., Tuesday, October 23rd at 5 pm. The symposium aims to provide a forum for community members to present a brief overview of their work. We offer 10 minute lightning slots (including questions) to facilitate a broad range of speakers. The primary goal is...

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The deadline for EclipseCon Europe early bird submissions is approaching (July 15th). Before the submission deadline, the program committee will pre-select a short list of their favorite talks and publish these on the conference website. You'll get early notification that your talk has been accepted, and extra announcements that will generate interest in your session. If you want to be considered, submit your talk by...

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We have just completed a service release (0.9.2) for EMF Client Platform and EMFStore. The release contains small fixes to work on Eclipse 4.2 Juno (compatibility layer). Generally, the migration went smoothly and only required minor changes to the code. One fix might be interesting for other projects. The issue was that some context menus were displayed twice. To fix it you have to look at...

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In the previous parts of this tutorial series we described how to create an application model and link those elements to implementations. Until now we have only worked with one application model, however, Eclipse applications usually follow a modular design. In this part, we describe how to extend an existing application model with new elements, for example, adding a new entry to a menu. This...

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From the Application Model to the Implementation of Views This tutorial series introduces the core concepts of the Eclipse 4 Application Platform (e4). One of the key innovations of e4 is the separation and independance between the application model and the implementation of the application’s parts, such as view. In the first part of this tutorial we provided an overview of the application model, as well...

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In exactly three weeks, Eclipse Juno will be released. Many great Eclipse projects will participate in this annual release train. If I've counted correctly, it will be the seventh release with a dedicated name: Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, Galileo, Helios, Indigo and Juno. The name of next year's release has already been decided: Kepler. This follows the notion of having the names of the releases follow...

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We are proud to announce the release version 0.9.0 of EMFStore! For those of you who don’t know EMFStore, it is a server solution for EMF entities or 'model repository'. EMFStore allows parallel and distributed editing of entities, supporting continuous offline work. This means that a client can modify the available entities until it decides that a set of changes is consistent and should be shared...

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This tutorial series introduces the new concepts in the Eclipse 4 Application Platform, aka RCP 2.0. While some projects still use the compatibility layer, it is worthwhile to look at and benefit from the new concepts. This tutorial and all other parts of the series are available as a downloadable PDF. We will start with the foundation of every Eclipse 4 application, the application model. In...

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You might have seen me waving and moving around a lot recently during presentations at Democamps and during my talks at EclipseCon's. The reason is not a new style in giving talks, but it is the topic: the Jnect project. The goal of this project is to connect the Microsoft Kinect SDK with Eclipse/Java. In case you do not know the Kinect, it is a device...

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Thank you to everyone who attended or gave a talk at the modeling symposium. I think we had a very interesting event and we got very good feedback. Maybe the symposium should become an regulary event at EclipseCon's. I would like to share the links to the presentations, which were shared with me. If you gave a talk and your slides are missing, please send me...

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