Planet Eclipse

For those who follow me on Twitter, know that I and Firefox don't get along. I just want to browse the web, and Firefox just wants to eat memory and crash all the time. However, I was pleasantly surprised when Firefox crashed and offered me a chance to give feedback: I was so thrilled at this opportunity and thought about doing something like this in Eclipse...

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Elias recently blogged about about the 'OSGi for Eclipse Developers' presentation I gave. There's been some commentary about Eclipse plug-ins not being OSGi bundles. It was mostly spurred by this slide: What we were trying to convey with this picture is that the OSGi and Eclipse communities tend to argue over a name. In the end, it's still the same thing. Let me repeat, an Eclipse...

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I've been doing bundle development for a very long time so I have a lot of fantasies of how we can improve development workflows. One of my fantasies while working with my target platform has been to have it automatically provisioned to me based on some requirements. Well, I'm happy to report that PDE now supports provisioning your target platform from a repository (as of...

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In Eclipse 3.5, the PDE team has been hard at work improving the API Tools component. One of the new exciting features we have planned for Eclipse 3.5 M7 is comparing baselines. To compare an API baseline, simply right click an API Tools enabled project and select the 'Compare With -> API Baseline' menu option (I'm using an Eclipse 3.5 build with an Eclipse 3.4.2...

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In the traditional RCP development workflow, you find yourself self-hosting a lot. If you don't know what self-hosting means, it's simply the process of launching a new Eclipse instance and executing the bundles you were working on in your workspace. This works well as there's no real deployment step, but what happens if you want to run what you're working on inside your current running...

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20 Eclipse projects were accepted this year for Google Summer of Code and you can see the complete list here: https://socghop.appspot.com/org/home/google/gsoc2009/eclipse Congratulations to all the students!!!  This year we had close to 100 proposals, and I'm happy to say that many of them were very, very  well thought out, it's too bad we could not accept more.  I encourage members of the Eclipse community to review the...

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