Planet Eclipse

We are all busy preparing our talks and demonstrations for EclipseCon, aren't we? This year I am trying to use in all of my talks a common set of examples. The plan is to showcase technology from several projects. I will start with the EPP Download Wizard (at the moment 'Friends-of-Eclipse' only) from my EPP project that has been build as a RAP application and uses...

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Riena 3.5.M6 is available, just in time for EclipseCon (new and noteworthy).  The Riena highlights at the conference next week: Come to the Riena BOF on Tuesday to discuss the project with the team. As one of the committers behind the UI (Ridgets), I'm looking forward to feedback from developers who consume it or are thinking about using it. If you're new to Riena I highly recommend Christian's talk  'Write...

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I don't (always) like the ways Eclipse provides me to do long running operations. So I created another way with a nicer UI. With the Jobs framework the Eclipse IDE provides some means for long running operations. The Jobs framework is able to run tasks in a parallel fashion and queue the rest, while providing user feedback with progress monitors. Other RCP applications have different needs...

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I've been busy this weekend preparing one of the EclipseCon talks I will be doing together with Jordi. The background story to this talk is that we wanted to make it easier for users of Yoxos (and us of course) to deploy new versions of software along with relevant updates. Traditional ".war" deployments are very monolithic and inflexible. The deployment model is simplistic as you...

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I want to remind the Eclipse community that Google Summer of Code 2009 (GSOC) recruiting is in full swing now. I can't reiterate how awesome this program is for getting contributors and contributions to your project. As an example, one of my favorite recent contributions is a toString() generator that appeared in Eclipse 3.5 M6: The code for this feature originated with Eclipse's participation in GSOC 2008...

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I just got back from vacation and was pleased to see Eclipse 3.5 M6 was released (new and noteworthy). M6 is always an interesting milestone for Eclipse because it's really close to EclipseCon, signifies API freeze and the march towards stabilization for the Galileo release. Here are some of my favorite noteworthy items from Eclipse 3.5 M6: From Equinox, I'm thrilled to see the implementation of...

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Ok, it's getting tough. Only 9 days left before EclipseCon officially starts. All contributors and committers around me are already swarming around to get the demos and presentations ready - besides fixing bugs for the upcoming M6 build. But why is everybody so excited about EclipseCon? I think the numerous talks are only one side of the coin. Personally the way more interesting part is...

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