Planet Eclipse

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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One of my favorite conferences of the year is next week, JAX 09. There will be a few people from EclipseSource at the conference giving talks. Here's what we have lined up: Chris Aniszczyk OSGi for Eclipse Developers 23.04.2009 | 16:45 - 17:45 Uhr | Watfordsaal II What's New in Plug-in Development? 22.04.2009 | 08:30 - 09:45 Uhr | Dijonsaal Markus Knauer Equinox above the Cloud – some call it heaven! 21.04.2009 | 16:45...

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I've been recently approached by people interested in OSGi training. This is quite serendipitous because the Eclipse Training Series is happening right now and offers OSGi training from places like sunny Austin to historic Berlin! If you're looking for hands-on training, I highly recommend looking at the Eclipse Training Series. If you like books, here are some books related to OSGi: Equinox and OSGi: The Power Behind...

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