Author: Chris Aniszczyk

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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The last release candidate for Eclipse 3.5 shipped! Eclipse 3.5 RC4 is out for download (or update via p2). There are no new features out in this release, as feature freeze has passed. There are only bug fixes. There will be no more builds of the Eclipse platform, we are now simply waiting for the Galileo release schedule. From my count, there were 84 bugs fixed for the...

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OSGi has been in the press a lot lately. Everywhere you turn, there is some new product or project adopting the technology. From Eclipse to Apache to Spring. From servers to desktops to embedded. OSGi enables the creation of highly modular, dynamic Java-based systems. In honor of the Eclipse Galileo release, Jeff McAffer and I will be giving a free online OSGi and...

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I highly recommend that people take a look at the 'Eclipse on Rails and Rockets' EclipseCon 2009 talk. It's exciting to see what consumers of Eclipse technology have been doing. In the first part of the talk, we learn that the Swiss Federal Railway has been using RCP to monitor trains...

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