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As of a few minutes ago, Galileo RC3 EPP packages are available from the Eclipse website. You can download them via a direct link to the Galileo RC3 packages website or by opening the main Eclipse download page.  Note, if you go that way, you need to switch to the "Develompent Builds" tab. Why am I writing this? The main reason is that we - myself...

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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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… and yes, this is a workbench. As part of the Galileo release train, we will publish RAP version 1.2 and it has some cool new features. One of the bigger changes is the new look and feel. [caption id="attachment_1588" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="RAP 1.2 default look and feel"][/caption] You can apply this design very easily without changing a single line of code! Just get the RAP 1.2...

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If you are at JavaOne, drop by the Eclipse Foundation (Mo 5-7pm, Tu 11:30-1-30) or EclipseSource booths (all week) for a demo of the Rich Ajax Platform (RAP). In my demos, I'll focus on the CSS customizations and enhanced theming capabilities that ship with the new with RAP 1.2 release (Galileo). Here's a screenshot showing a 'RAP Addressbook' application: It is inspired by Kai's recent work on the...

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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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