Author: Chris Aniszczyk

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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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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