Author: Ian Bull

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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Eclipse Luna release day is here! As predictable as the sun rising in the east, Eclipse has shipped yet another quality release on-time. Over the past ten days I've been counting down the Top 10 Eclipse Luna Features that I'm most excited about. Number 1 should be no surprise to the Java developers out there. On March 18th 2014 Java 8 was launched. EclipseCon served as...

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Eclipse Luna is here! 10 years after the first Eclipse annual summer release shipped, the Eclipse team is still shipping quality software on-time and on-budget. Eclipse Luna contains 76 different Eclipse projects and over 10 million lines of new code was contributed this year. You can download it from Eclipse.org or from our high speed mirrors. Since 2007 I've been counting down the 10 most New and...

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Eclipse Luna ships tomorrow and that means we've made it to number 2 on the Eclipse Luna Top 10 Features That I'm Excited About. Number 2 is a feature enhancement that was first requested in 2002. Over 200 people voted for this enhancement and 181 comments have been posted on Bugzilla! The bug even celebrated a 10 year anniversary. Of course I'm talking about bug 8009: Split Editors, and with...

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Eclipse release week is here and Eclipse Luna will be available on Wednesday June 25th. Eclipse release week also means that we are into the Top 3 Eclipse Features on my traditional Eclipse Top 10 List. Number 3 on my list is from the Eclipse Git (EGit / JGit) project. EGit and JGit are arguably one of the most important projects for Eclipse. Self hosting...

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When Eclipse 3.0 shipped in 2004 it brought a new look to the workbench. Now, 10 years later, an entirely new Dark Theme is launching. Eclipse Luna will ship in less than a week and to help mark the occasion, I'm counting down the Top 10 Eclipse Luna features that I'm really excited about. Number 5 on my list is the new Dark Theme. Developers are passionate about...

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For 10 years Eclipse has set the gold standard for on-time software delivery. Eclipse Luna is just over 1 week away and this year's release is going to be great. To help celebrate the Eclipse release, I'm counting down the 10 Eclipse Luna features that I'm most excited about. While developing software, staying focused and in the flow helps maintain productivity. Context switching, distractions and continually moving...

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Eclipse is obviously known for its great Java tooling, but the real power of Eclipse comes from the thousands of plug-ins that integrate seamlessly. No project exemplifies this more than the Eclipse Modelling Project. As we get closer to the Eclipse Luna release, I'm counting down 10 new features that I'm most excited about. On Friday we used Eclipse Sirius to create a model for...

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