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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 get this version of Eclipse installed with a single click. See here for a more thorough introduction and how to get the pre-configured Eclipse Oomph Profile. As promised, we describe the things we adapted compared to the standard Eclipse Packages. I...

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The Eclipse Platform team released the Kepler M2 build two weeks ago (see Eclipse Kepler Milestone 2 available), today all other Eclipse projects participating in next years Eclipse Simultaneous Release Kepler are releasing their compatible milestone versions. As every year, the Eclipse Packaging Project EPP is part of this release and has created packages based on the Eclipse Platform 4.3M2 milestone. These packages allow for early...

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Sure, you've been reloading the eclipse.org/downloads web page once every minute over the past hours, you've been clicking on 'Help' > 'Check for Updates' in your Indigo Eclipse package, you've been monitoring the cross-project-issues-dev mailing list. Okay, then I cannot tell you any news, but the participating projects at Eclipse shipped another coordinated Simultaneous Release in time! This Indigo SR2 release contains many improvements and bug...

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Today's a great day. The Eclipse Foundation accepted the proposal for the RTP Project. RTP stands for Runtime Packaging.  And here's what it's all about. Marcus Baker wrote an article called "Install Me", which was published in the book "97 things a programmer should know". On two pages he shows the reader exactly how important the first minutes are when a new user tries to get...

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Christmas is in the very near future and I have the pleasure to announce the availability of the forth milestone for next year's Eclipse Simultaneous Release Helios: M4 is out! This time it was less than one week between the Eclipse Platform build (called '+0') last Friday, several builds ('+1' to '+3') this week where other Eclipse projects prepare their contributions, and the package build...

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The second milestone (M2) of next years' Eclipse Simultaneous Release called Helios is now available! I am proud that I am able to announce the availability of the corresponding Helios EPP M2 packages. You can download them from the usual EPP nightly build page www.eclipse.org/epp/download.php. It's the first time ever that the EPP packages are available so soon in the yearly release cycle and I think it...

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Only 4 days until the final Galileo SR1 bits are going to be released on Friday, time to write about some good news: First of all, there is bug 281501 "64 bit Cocoa EPP packages should be available" which is currently the most wanted bug at Eclipse. I never thought that I would ever be the one who owns the bug with the highest number of...

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Finally I’m happy to announce the long expected extension of the EPP Wizard for proxies. Now the EPP Wizard provides an extended P2 installer which allows you to edit the proxy-related settings. The extended P2 installer has a dialog where you can select a proxy and enter the credentials for it. This feature should be used in cases where the proxy needs full authentication (user...

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Previously, I blogged about the current state of the Eclipse Packaging Project (EPP) Wizard. I have good news, the EPP wizard is now officially available. The wizard has been embedded in our own company download site under the Customize Download button. If you start on the Eclipse Foundation download site and chose to download your packages from EclipseSource, you have the option to download an unmodified...

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Twenty-four hours after opening the flood gates and releasing Galileo I thought I could provide some statistics. Over a year ago I started one of my talks at EclipseCon announcing that every 3 seconds someone starts a download of a packages that we create in my Eclipse Packaging Project. But everything is different in the first few days after a release. When I checked the download...

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