Author: Chris Aniszczyk

Today, the Eclipse e4 project had its first 1.0 milestone release. This is the beginning towards sprinting for the 1.0 final release. The big new and noteworthy in this milestone is support for remote debugging of JavaScript and in particular e4 JavaScript bundles. The support is currently restricted to Mozilla Rhino, however in true Eclipse fashion, the JavaScript debug model and extension models are in place to...

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In November, the Eclipse Foundation will be hosting EclipseRT Days in Austin and Toronto. Besides the new logo above, EclipseRT is the portfolio of Eclipse projects that include runtime frameworks used to build and deploy running applications. EclipseRT is based on component oriented development architecture built on the Equinox runtime framework, an implementation of the OSGi standard. EclipseRT Day is your opportunity to discover what is possible...

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Git has been gaining some traction in the Eclipse community as of late. From the birth of the EGit project at Eclipse and the recent approval of JGit to be hosted at Eclipse as a sub project of the EGit project, good things are coming. Why should you care about Git? Git is pretty popular these days as evident by some of the open source projects out...

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I recently blogged about the OSGi EventAdmin service and got some good feedback. I like to inform people of some more things that came to light about EventAdmin. First, I added a template in PDE for the OSGi EventAdmin service that will make its debut in Eclipse 3.6 M3: It basically uses OSGi Declarative Services to register an EventHandler that listens for the bundle started event...

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I recently had a few people come to me to chat about the OSGi EventAdmin service. For those who are curious, the EventAdmin service is part of the OSGi Compendium Specification and allows you to publish and listen to events via a pub-sub system. I'll try to do a quick write up on how to actually use the service. As with any OSGi service, the...

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I spoke with a Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) committer briefly today and he reminded me that the RAP team recently released 1.3 Milestone 1 to the world. This release marks the first milestone towards the Eclipse Helios release and includes some interesting features like rounded corners, gradients and support for cheatsheets. For those people interested in single sourcing their Eclipse RCP applications, they will be pleased...

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This Thursday, Google is graciously hosting an EclipseDay At Googleplex. There will be talks on topics like Distributed OSGi, Eclipse at NASA and Android. Here's a peak at the full schedule: If you're interested in attending, the registration list is already full, however, there is a waiting list you can signup for. If you can't attend, don't worry as Google is planning to record and release...

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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. PAX Runner uses the PDE org.eclipse.pde.ui.osgiFrameworks extension point to supply frameworks. To install PAX Runner, simply add their repository via software installation wizard. There's an important thing to note about PAX Runner. When you're self-hosting with a PAX Runner based...

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Good news, Eclipse 3.6 M1 is out and available for download (new and noteworthy)! Why is this good news? Well, this marks the beginning of the regular heart beat of the Eclipse release cycle. The next release train is called Helios and is due out June 23rd, 2010. This week the Eclipse Planning Council finalized the dates for the Helios milestones: Helios M1 8/7 - 8/21 Helios M2...

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