Author: Ian Bull

With summer behind us and autumn almost here (in the northern hemisphere), you can feel the change in the air. The Eclipse and Equinox teams have made Juno Milestone 2 available, however, these milestones are no longer based on the Eclipse 3.x stream. Starting with this milestone, we will be encouraging users to actively test the 4.2 stream. The Eclipse Juno release (coming June 2012) will...

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Eclipse is turning 10 this fall! My first experience with Eclipse came 8 1/2 years ago when I started building visualization tools on top of GEF. I was an IBM CAS Student while doing my PhD at the University of Victoria. Over the years I've attended several demo camps, presented Eclipse content at the local Java User Group, delivered presentations and tutorials at...

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Lately I've been adding Git support to the Yoxos Workspace Provisioning. This should be done in time for Eclipse Indigo SR1 and this will mean you can easily share your Git configurations in your Yoxos profiles. I wanted to make it easy to share your existing repository settings, but unlike CVS or SVN, sharing your Git repository makes very little sense.  Likely you want to point...

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While I've been enjoying some time-off in Northern Ontario, many Eclipse committers have been keeping busy. I hope everyone managed to get their hands on the Eclipse Indigo Release, although the Eclipse team is already hard at work preparing for next summer.  The next release -- Eclipse Juno -- will ship in late June 2012 but the first milestone is already available.  This milestone includes Java 7 support....

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A number of people in the Eclipse community have been trying out Google+ and some good Eclipse related discussions are starting to happen there. Since many of us have multiple Google accounts (maybe your company uses google apps, or you have your own google apps for a custom domain), switching between accounts starts to become a real problem. Of course, you could run multiple browsers (say...

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It's interesting to see how Eclipse projects change over time.  As projects ramp up, hit heavy development and finally start to mature, the flurry of activity changes.  Git makes it very easy to pull out this information. I wrote a small script that shows the number of commits per person, per year (and the total number of commits for that year).  I defined a year...

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The Eclipse Packaging Project defines pre-configured Eclipse distributions. If you are developing in C/C++ there's a package for that. If you need to create RCP applications there's a package for that. Using p2 or the Eclipse Market Place you can customize your install until your heart's content. However, each time you download a new package, you're most likely downloading the same 80-90M. You are downloading SWT,...

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As you may know I live on the Canadian west coast (In Victoria British Columbia). We are 3 hours behind Easter Time, which means that the Eclipse release was supposed to happen at 6:00am for me. I awoke this morning to find this in my inbox: I would like to challenge you to find another piece of software that has consistently delivered On-Time since 2001. I would also...

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After 12 months, 62 projects, 46, 000, 000 lines of code, over 400 committers and 1 Top 10 List: Eclipse Indigo is here (Or use the new Yoxos launcher to install Eclipse from AWS CloudFront).  For the past 10 days I've been counting down the 10 most exciting Eclipse Indigo features according to me: 10. Maven and Eclipse 9. Equinox / p2 Improvements 8. PDE Improvements 7. JDT...

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We are one day away from the Eclipse Indigo release, and that means we are into the Top 2 Features On My Eclipse Indigo Top 10 Feature List.  Number 2 on my list has been part of the Eclipse EcoSystem for years, but it's actually a newcomer on annual release train: Window Builder. Window Builder is an award winning, bi-directional, Java GUI designer.  The tool supports...

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