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The new EPP packages for Helios M6 are uploaded to the download area and just need some more hours to be distributed to the Eclipse download mirrors until we can make them available for the public from eclipse.org/downloads. The mirroring is important, because otherwise the eclipse.org uplink would be entirely saturated and no one could get the Helios M6 bits in time before EclipseCon. In the...

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We recently had a workshop on redView with the developers of the project, probably many of you know ekke. We wanted to evaluate it and gain a better understanding if we could use it in the context of a project in the insurance space. redView looks pretty promising, and although personally I am not a big fan of modeling and code generation there might be a...

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I enjoy seeing people use EclipseRT technology in the wild. Recently I met and spoke with Austin Riddle from the Texas Center for Applied Technology (TCAT) about how they are using the Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) and what applications they are building with it. 1. What does your application(s) do? We have several live RAP applications that take the form of information dashboards. These dashboards...

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When adding keybindings to an existing Eclipse RCP application, it is extremelly helpful to get realtime information about which keybinding registered and to what command handlers it is mapped to. Why is that?  Because sometimes the operating system or another widget will consume the keyboard event before it gets to the command framework. Other times there are several handlers bound to the same key causing a...

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Enabling RCP applications to work with different locales is an essential requirement for server-side Eclipse setups. Multiple users are accessing the same instance of a running application concurrently, and each one should see the UI in his preferred language. Providing a server-side platform, the RAP project faced this problem too and we needed to find solutions to support multiple locales. Recently I had the chance to...

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As a Riena committer, it's always nice to see people taking interest in Riena. Feedback  at EclipseCon has been very positive. I was also impressed by  RedView - a UI-generator based on EMF and Riena, which is becoming available soon. Now James Sugrue wrote "Riena - A New Adventure in Eclipse" over on DZone. The article introduces Riena, walks you through installation, shows how to create and theme an application...

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For simple RCP Applications the Perspective-Switcher widget that ships with Eclipse is overloaded and cumbersome to use. We are going to get rid of it and replace it with an equivalent menu and/or toolbar for switching perspectives. Both should have an indicator to show which perspective is currently active. Hiding the Perspective-Switcher To hide the Perspective-Switcher we go to our ApplicationWorkbenchWindowAdvisor and instruct the IWorkbenchWindowConfigurer to not show...

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