EclipseSource Oomph Profile Tag

In September, Eclipse 2018-09 has been released, a new version of the Eclipse IDE and platform. It contains many useful improvements, so it is worth to update. It is the first release following the new release cycle with four equal releases per year. One of many noteworthy extensions is the new minimap view, which provides a complete overview of opened documents. It allows to browser files...

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Last week, Eclipse Photon has been released, a new version of the Eclipse IDE and platform. It contains many useful improvements, so it is worth to update.One of many noteworthy extensions is the new support for code mining. In case you wonder what that is (you do not even find a definition on wikipedia), let us quickly introduce this new feature. The general idea is to...

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Target Platform definitions are a way to define from where Eclipse-based projects obtain their dependencies. They provide many benefits, but in case you still need more convincing please see here. However, defining, updating, and especially applying target platform definitions in Eclipse-based projects has always been extremely cumbersome. There are two main reasons for this: First, typical target platforms are a complex configuration of third-party bundles, which sometimes...

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This week, Oxygen.3 has been released, a new version of the Eclipse IDE and platform. It contains useful improvements, especially in terms of performance, so it is worth to update.Further Eclipse Oxygen.3 is ready for Java 10 support, which is already available as a pre-release from the market place  On April 11th Oxygen.3a will be released, directly contained Java 10 support.These and further improvements are...

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Yesterday, Oxygen.2 has been released, a new version of the Eclipse IDE and platform. It contains many useful improvements, so it is worth to update.One small but useful improvement we especially like is the enhanced EGit staging view. It provides new buttons to stage and unstage files (selected one or all), as well as to sort the unstaged changes. Further, the context menu directly...

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Last week, Oxygen has been release, a new major version of the Eclipse IDE. It contains many useful improvements, so it is worth to update. In case you use our EclipseSource Oomph profile (see here for more details), you should get a notification and Oomph will apply the update automatically. If you do not get the notification, just navigate to the menu entry “Window” =>...

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Oomph is a great tool to automate Eclipse installations, workspace setups, and more. Projects can configure profiles (called “setup models”) and thereby allow contributors to get an IDE to work on the project with a single click. This includes all necessary plugins to be installed, preferences, a git clone, the project import, and even more.If you want to configure your own custom setup model for...

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As described in our previous post, we maintain a common Eclipse Oomph Profile with our favorite plugins and settings preconfigured. By using Oomph, you can install this version of Eclipse with a single click. See here for a more thorough introduction and how to install the pre-configured Eclipse.As promised, we will describe the things we adapted and added to the standard Eclipse Packages. In the...

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Eclipse Neon was successfully released on June 22nd. Neon provides better performance and a variety of improvements. Therefore, we recommend to always update the IDE to the newest version.We updated the EclipseSource Oomph Profile accordingly, so, if you use our profile, all you need to do is restart your Eclipse IDE, and all updates will be applied for you. Please see here to learn...

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Mars.2 was successfully released on Friday, February 26st. “Mars.2” is the second “service release” for Mars (former SR2). We updated the EclipseSource Oomph Profile accordingly, so, if you use our profile, you just need to restart your Eclipse IDE, and all updates will be applied for you.If you are running multiple instances, please close all except the one you restart. The update will take a while...

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