Author: Ian Bull

There has been a lot of talk lately about what the Eclipse community is and is not doing.  While I have no intention of going anywhere near that conversation, I did want to highlight something that makes me very proud to be part of this great community.  This month, the Eclipse community raised over $3,000 for men's health issues, and that's awesome! Of course I'm talking...

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Recently I had the pleasure of updating the way Yoxos is built.  Like a lot of Eclipse based applications, the Yoxos build was feature based and we naturally use the normal headless PDE/Build scripts to do this.  To make things a little easier to extend, I decide to use the new product based builds (new is relative, as product builds have been around since about...

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Have you heard about OSGi but are not sure about the details?  Are you wondering what this brand new Java technology is all about?  Are you concerned that its footprint is too large for your specific application?  Are you not sure if OSGi solves a problem you have? Is OSGi a no go for you because you don't use the Standard Widget Toolkit (SWT) or...

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As most of you know October is coming to an end. This means that M3 is due out soon, ESE is over, and the very early EclipseCon registration deadline is approaching.  It also means that Movember is starting.  Movember is a month dedicated to changing the face of men's health, and it's all about the Mo (the Mustache).  This year I thought we could try...

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Milestone 2 for Eclipse 3.6 is now available.  Now that summer is over, and most people have returned from vacation, Eclipse development is starting to ramp  up again.  Interested in getting involved, now is a GREAT time. M2 is available from: https://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops/S-3.6M2-200909170100/index.php Inside Eclipse, you can use p2 to update with this URL: https://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/updates/3.6milestones Finally the new and noteworthy can be read at: https://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops/S-3.6M2-200909170100/eclipse-news-M2.html Checkout the great new features like the API...

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e4 0.9M5 is now available for download.  One of the things that excites me about this work is the web based form editors that Boris Bokowski has been working on.  The form editors have always tried to mimic a web look and feel, but now they are using real web technology. The e4 team has even integrated these editors with the workbench. For a complete list of...

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On Canada's west coast we have been having an unbelievable summer. While the sunshine (and the beach) have a tendency to lure me away from my computer, there has been so much Eclipse activity this summer  that it's challenging to get away.  One of the things I'm most excited about is the Google Summer of Code work going on in Zest.  Zest is my small graph...

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Yesterday I spent the day working on examples of how PDE Build can be used to build OSGi bundles.  I was setting up builders, copying files from my workspace to my builder, and running builds.   Early in the morning I was faced with the follow: The method disposeImageButtonImages(ImageButton) from the type ScaledWidgetFactory refers to the missing type ImageButton Ok, a compile error, no big deal...

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