Author: Chris Aniszczyk

This Thursday (July 9th), there will be a webinar on the topic of single sourcing and in particular, extending Rich Client Platform (RCP) applications to the web using the Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) project. Don't know what single sourcing is all about? Well, if we look at the traditional definition from the publishing industry: Sounds like a good idea? How about we take that a step further...

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As part of the Eclipse Galileo release, we updated all of our training courses to reflect the latest release: Eclipse RCP Development (4 Days) Eclipse RCP Advanced Topics (3 Days) OSGi and Equinox (3 Days) OSGi and Equinox Primer (1 Day) RAP for Java Developers (4 Days) RAP for RCP Developers (2 Days) We have also added two new courses to cover two popular topics, Equinox p2 and migrating to Galileo RCP: Provisioning...

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As we learned from Ian Bull, p2 has come a long way for the Galileo release. Now that Galileo has shipped, a lot of the Eclipse development teams are going on vacation or starting the planning process. In particular, the p2 team is looking for ideas on how to improve the user interface in Eclipse 3.6 and Helios. If you have any problems with the current user...

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Ah, Eclipse Galileo is finally out for Friends of Eclipse, I just got the glorious email: If we look at the annual releases of Eclipse, we have some nice consistency: 2004 - June 28th (Eclipse 3.0) 2005 - June 28th (Eclipse 3.1) 2006 - June 30th (Callisto) 2007 - June 29th (Europa) 2008 - June 25th (Ganymede) 2009 - June 24th (Galileo) Can't say that about many software projects as large as Eclipse! With...

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Eclipse Embedded Day happens this week on June 25th, 2009, just a day after the Eclipse Galileo release. What is Eclipse Embedded Day? Well, it's a day long event for people in the automotive, telematics, mobile, consumer electronic and medical industry to learn how to better leverage Eclipse technology and the Eclipse community as part of their development strategy. The event will focus on three themes: Eclipse...

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Awhile ago, I blogged about PDE API Tools and the usage scans feature. In honor of the Eclipse Galileo release, I decided to run the usage scan tool and generate a report against a good portion of the release to see if anything interesting came up. I was particularly looking at what bundles were accessing internal code. I decided to look at the org.eclipse.compare bundle...

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Good news, Galileo RC4 is out and available for download. Why is this good news? Well, if we look at the Galileo calendar, Galileo GA's next week! If you want to get Galileo a bit faster, I highly recommend supporting Eclipse development by becoming a Friend of Eclipse. By donating a bit of money, you get access to Galileo earlier and you get access to a faster...

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From the EclipseSource team, Scott Lewis and I will be speaking at the Eclipse Day held at the Googleplex this year. I plan to tell some tales around OSGi and Eclipse. Scott will talk about Distributed OSGi and the Eclipse Communications Framework (ECF). There are other talks on topics like Android, DSLs and the Google SDK. The event is going to happen on August 27, 2009...

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I've been working with OSGi for quite awhile and have recently been helping someone fight some start level issues. The problem turned out to be a misunderstanding of how start levels work in OSGi and its inspired me to write a little bit about how start levels work so others don't repeat the same mistakes. Let's start with the basics first. A start level is simply a...

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