mars Tag

As we push towards Eclipse Mars I've started my annual tradition of counting down the Top 10 Eclipse Features that I'm most excited about. Number 9 on my list is Platform Improvements. The Eclipse platform is the core of all Eclipse based applications and plugins. Improvements to the platform benefit us all. While it's often been argued that the Eclipse platform suffers from the tragedy of the...

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10 Years ago, while studying at the University of Victoria, I developed Zest: the Visualization Toolkit for Eclipse. The goal of the project was to define APIs and Eclipse based implementations for a visualization library. 10 Years ago I attended my first EclipseCon. Back then I didn't know Doug Schaefer, nor did I know about the EclipseCon late night...

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If there is a theme for RAP 3.0, it is to bring the current incarnation of the framework to its fullest potential. On the one hand this meant cleaning up API and code and raising the minimum requirements to take advantage of current HTML5/CSS3 features. For example this allowed us to add clipping support, modern ScrollBars and some other theming enhancements. On the other hand, it...

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... 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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