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There seems to be a lot of interest in doing distributed services with OSGi/Equinox, and so I wanted to begin a series of postings about what the ECF project is doing in this area (short story: a lot), and what we are planning for supporting standardization via RFC 119. What is RFC 119? First, here is the OSGi 4.2 early draft, which includes a draft of RFC...

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If you want to make a custom look&feel for an RCP or RAP application you have no choice other than to write a new Presentation. But if you've already worked with the Presentation API, I would bet that you're not too happy with it. The only option the API gives you is to make StackPresentations, but what about other components like the ToolBar or MenuBar? There...

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The first book on the Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) has been released: If you're interested in RAP or single-sourcing, I highly recommend giving this book a read. I support any book where one of the examples involves a cat shelter (meow)! You could use the application to classify all those stray cats in Ottawa's Parliament Hill. We can only hope to see more RAP-related books in the...

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I'm happy to announce with the rest of the EclipseCon Program Committee (PC) that the EclipseCon schedule is live. The EclipseCon PC put in a lot of work to make sure the program was stellar this year so I hope you appreciate it. A special thanks goes to Bjorn Freeman-Benson and Scott Rosenbaum for all the time they put into organizing EclipseCon...

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In Eclipse 3.5M4, there's new functionality in PDE to help you generate NL fragments. If you have already externalized strings (PDE Tools->Externalize Strings) in your plug-ins, you can internationalize them by using the internationalization wizard (PDE Tools->Internationalize). Choose the languages relevant to you, press finish and go!...

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