Planet Eclipse

Never judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes.  This advice can be applied to the art of writing software.  At a high-level software seems so easy, but when you start working on a project, truly understand the requirements and start writing code under a variety of constraints, the true nature of the beast reveals its ugly head. Throughout the past 6...

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I'm going to take a moment to thank some folks for some outstanding contributions. For those that weren't aware, for over a year, ECF has contributed it's filetransfer API and implementations to P2 and the Platform, to use for http/https/ftp/file downloading during installs/updates. Over the past year we've improved file transfer quite a lot...

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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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