Author: Chris Aniszczyk

Good news, we're even closer to having Eclipse 3.5 released! Eclipse 3.5 RC3 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. From my count, there were 81 bugs fixed for the 3.5 RC3 release. Enjoy! Also, if you want to try out Galileo, RC1 is available (follow the release on Twitter)!...

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I have been working with the upcoming Equinox OSGi book authors quite a bit as of late. They are a demanding bunch, but they have helped me improve PDE's OSGi tooling while they write and exercise parts of PDE that not many people know about. In particular, the book uses something in PDE called Automated Management of Dependencies (AMD). What's that? Well, have you ever...

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EclipseSource will be at JavaOne 2009 this year! Elias Volanakis and Peter O'Blenis will be there talking up Eclipse, Equinox, RAP and OSGi: In particular, Elias will be at the Eclipse booth (#216) presenting about the Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) during these times: Monday, June 1st - 5:15 - 7:30pm Tuesday, June 2nd - 11:30 am -1:30 pm Also, if you stop by our booth, we'll...

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A webinar was just posted where Jochen Krause (EclipseSource), Kevin McGuire (IBM), Martin Oberhuber (Wind River), Steve Northover (IBM) and Ben Galbraith (Mozilla) discuss the "Eclipse 4.0" (e4) project. If you're interested in how the next generation Eclipse platform is shaping up, this webinar is a great place to start. If you want to dive deeper, check out the e4 wiki. On a side note, if...

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Good news, we are one step closer to having Eclipse 3.5 released! Eclipse 3.5 RC1 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. From my count, there are 341 bugs fixed for the 3.5 RC1 release. Enjoy!...

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A new project proposal came through my inbox this morning. The Pave project is a proposed open source project under the Eclipse Web Tools Platform Project. The Pave project provides a framework for composing sequences of frequently executed operations. These sequences are called patterns and are meant to provide error proof path for users in the execution of routine tasks. You are invited to comment on and/or...

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For those of you who don't know, the Eclipse SDK now ships an implementation of OSGi Declarative Services (DS). I love DS when working with OSGi services and recommend it to people over using the brittle ServiceTracker mechanism. I'm a big proponent of having people learn by example. To help people understand DS a bit more, PDE includes a DS template now. To access the...

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Eclipse 3.5 M7 is out! Get it while it's hot! (new and noteworthy) Note this is the last major milestone release of Eclipse for Galileo and marks feature freeze. No more new features after this milestone, only bug fixes until the Galileo release in late June. Here are some of my favorite noteworthy items: SWT.SHEET support Improved PDE Target Provisioning Support PDE API Tooling Comparisons I hope you enjoy the...

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