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I was working with a client recently and the question of what are execution environments came up. Execution environments (EEs) are simply symbolic representations of JREs. For example, rather than talking about a specific JRE (with a specific name at a specific location on your disk), you can talk about the J2SE-1.4 execution environment. This way things can be shared without referencing specific paths. Furthermore,...

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Ever wanted to add spelling checking to a dialog, form or some editor in your Eclipse-based application? Well, I needed to do this recently for a project and thought I would share with people how it can be done (also, I had people emailing me to write more tips ;p). The spell checking infrastructure in Eclipse is handled by the text editor framework. Specifically, there's an...

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e4 is now an official incubating project under the Eclipse project, the review ended positively and uneventful. There have been some promising experiments and demos going on already, the latest ones mainly targeting the desktop side of the affairs. Using the source code of the latest EMF based demos and compiling it against the RAP target platform revealed only a few api methods that were not...

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The Eclipse Packaging Project is working on a wizard that allows you to build your own customizable download, combining plug-ins from predefined packages and Ganymede. The wizard uses Eclipse runtime technology – namely RAP for the web frontend and Equinox P2 for the installer. Before exposing the wizard to a wider audience, we had one burning question: Does it scale up to the volume of...

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