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On Saturday June 28th Yoxos celebrated a pretty big anniversary, Yoxos turned 10! Yoxos is the original Eclipse 'distribution', born with Eclipse 3.0 in 2004. Yoxos originally brought a variety of Eclipse plugins together and shipped them on a single CD. Below is the first Yoxos print ad, which appeared in November 2004. An early ISO Image from Yoxos (based on Eclipse 3.1.2 for Windows) is...

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I'm happy to announce that Yoxos 5.6 has been released. Yoxos is a service to help you create and share your Eclipse configurations. You can create your own custom EPP Packages, dynamically generate p2 repositories, or design and archive tool-chains for your entire development team. Here are a number of notable features in Yoxos 5.6. Custom EPP Packages With Yoxos 5.6 you can now create and download your...

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I few people have asked me where they can get old Eclipse releases. At EclipseSource, we've been serving the Eclipse EPP Packages from Amazon CloudFront for years, and we've kept these links for your convenience. You can get: Eclipse Juno (Platform version 4.2.2) Eclipse Indigo (Platform version 3.7.2) Eclipse Helios (Platform version 3.6.2) Eclipse Galileo (Platform version 3.5.2) You can simply download the EPP Packages as they were shipped, or you can...

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Creating p2 repositories is certainly not easy; especially if you want to ensure that all the dependencies are met. Of course the publisher is a great tool for generating repositories, but you still need to find all your dependencies and either include them, or create a composite repository pointing at them. This task is recursive since each of those dependencies likely have dependencies of their...

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At EclipseSource, we've been helping to creating the Eclipse Packages for over 5 years now. During that time we've learned a lot about building tools for developers. One thing we've learned is that every development team is different, and a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work. You want your Eclipse, your way! Of course, with the install and update manager (p2), you can choose from hundreds of plug-ins to...

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Yoxos is a great way to manage your Eclipse installs. With over 2,000 plug-ins to choose from, you can create your Eclipse, your way. But what if your favorite plug-in is not available in the Yoxos Distribution? I am happy to announce that starting today, you can add your own update sites to a Yoxos Team profile, and use those plug-ins in your Eclipse install. If you...

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Getting a new developer up-to-speed can take time. First they need to download the development tools and configure their development environment. While some teams use pre-configured packages, like the Eclipse EPP Packages, most teams extend these tools with extra plug-ins or custom configurations. Many of these plug-ins have additional dependencies which also must also be installed. From here, developers need to fetch their source code,...

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Using Yoxos profiles to manage your Eclipse installs is an easy way to get your tools, your way. However, creating a Yoxos profile requires a few too many steps. This is why I'm happy to announce that starting today, you can create and download your custom Yoxos profile directly from the Yoxos website. Simply login, choose 'Create a new Yoxos profile' and choose from over...

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As a software developer, I find myself constantly moving between projects. From working on both the Yoxos Client and Server Applications, to working on Eclipse and p2, to hacking on personal GitHub projects, things are always changing. Sometimes I put some work on the shelf where it might sit for weeks. Other times I might need an ad-hoc setup to quickly debug a problem I'm...

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