Planet Eclipse

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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For those of us in Canada, it can be hard to think about summer.  Even in Victoria we had a late blast of winter, which makes it feel like summer will never come.  However, for open source developers, summer is just around the corner -- Summer of Code that is. The Google Summer of Code program provides funds and the infrastructure to enable students to...

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Were you ever curious how to get those pretty colored labels in your JFace viewers you see all over Eclipse? For example, the blue counter label in the search results view:Well, I'll tell you how! Let's start with famous RCP Mail example:Let's look at the current label provider in the RCP Mail example:[code lang="java"] class ViewLabelProvider extends LabelProvider {public String getText(Object...

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Did you notice that two out of the three finalists for the Eclipse Community Awards in the category "Best Commercial Equinox Applications" are based on RAP? One is a web-based customer relationship management system called PIA, a SaaS application for small and medium businesses.[caption id="attachment_623" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="CAS PIA"][/caption]The other is Yoxos Enterprise, a single solution for IT departments and development teams to share custom...

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