Luna Tag

... like tiny red circles with numbers on them. RAP 3.0M1 (to be published this Friday) consists mainly of internal changes, like getting rid of old API and IE8 support. However, we did have time to add this nifty little feature for the TabItem widget. Called "badges", these small icons let the user know that there was activity in a view or window that is not...

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Maybe you're familiar with Ralf Sternberg's d3 widget for RAP (it's part of the RAP Examples Demo). Like the name implies, it's a charting widget based on the d3 library, which uses SVG to render its elements. I was interested in doing the same with the other popular method used to draw freely in a modern browser, the HTML5 canvas element. The most promising project I...

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Yes, the rumors are true, you can finally download RAP 2.3.0 from our website, from Maven Central, or conveniently bundled with the Eclipse 4.4 IDE as "Eclipse for RCP and RAP Developers". Highlights include file-upload by Drag & Drop, the DropDown widget (migrated from the Incubator), improved Row Templates, support for root-path ("/" URL) entry points and improved Combo-widget performance. If you upgrade directly from Kepler...

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Eclipse Luna release day is here! As predictable as the sun rising in the east, Eclipse has shipped yet another quality release on-time. Over the past ten days I've been counting down the Top 10 Eclipse Luna Features that I'm most excited about. Number 1 should be no surprise to the Java developers out there. On March 18th 2014 Java 8 was launched. EclipseCon served as...

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Eclipse Luna is here! 10 years after the first Eclipse annual summer release shipped, the Eclipse team is still shipping quality software on-time and on-budget. Eclipse Luna contains 76 different Eclipse projects and over 10 million lines of new code was contributed this year. You can download it from Eclipse.org or from our high speed mirrors. Since 2007 I've been counting down the 10 most New and...

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Eclipse Luna ships tomorrow and that means we've made it to number 2 on the Eclipse Luna Top 10 Features That I'm Excited About. Number 2 is a feature enhancement that was first requested in 2002. Over 200 people voted for this enhancement and 181 comments have been posted on Bugzilla! The bug even celebrated a 10 year anniversary. Of course I'm talking about bug 8009: Split Editors, and with...

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Eclipse release week is here and Eclipse Luna will be available on Wednesday June 25th. Eclipse release week also means that we are into the Top 3 Eclipse Features on my traditional Eclipse Top 10 List. Number 3 on my list is from the Eclipse Git (EGit / JGit) project. EGit and JGit are arguably one of the most important projects for Eclipse. Self hosting...

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In RAP 2.2 we introduced the Row Templates feature, which allows you to layout the cells of table rows in different ways than just in columns. In RAP 2.3 we improve on this a bit by allowing not just absolute (pixel) but also percentage values for positioning. However, another cool feature that isn't documented (because it's considered experimental) is that you can now style your...

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When Eclipse 3.0 shipped in 2004 it brought a new look to the workbench. Now, 10 years later, an entirely new Dark Theme is launching. Eclipse Luna will ship in less than a week and to help mark the occasion, I'm counting down the Top 10 Eclipse Luna features that I'm really excited about. Number 5 on my list is the new Dark Theme. Developers are passionate about...

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