Author: Chris Aniszczyk

I stumbled across this university research project on the Eclipse newsgroups today that does something pretty gnarly. Have you ever hacked some Java code in Eclipse only to bring up the code completion prompt in Eclipse to be presented with a ton of options? Didn't you wish that Eclipse could just read your mind and show you the most likely proposals? Well, it looks like the...

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A good portion of the EclipseSource technical team use MacBook Pro's for their development machines. We are doing our best helping the SWT team in testing the Cocoa port. As the Eclipse 3.5M6 milestone gets closer, the SWT team is converging on finishing the Cocoa port which just has me thrilled! It should have you thrilled too, because you can finally do things like use...

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For those who have been following the OSGi v4.2 specification revisions lately, hopefully you're aware that the Declarative Services (DS) portion received some updates. In the 1.1 version of DS, there were these additions: name attributes are now optional on references and components (default to the class name) activate and deactivate method names on components so you can have POJO components (i.e., no dependency on ComponentContext) the ability...

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I sent an email out to eclipse-dev today detailing some of the changes the PDE team has made to the target platform story: Dear Eclipse Plug-in Developers, In 3.5M5, the PDE team added a new experimental preference page supporting managing and editing of multiple target platforms: Plug-in Development > Target Platform (Experimental). In the latest i-build (20090224-0800), this page has become the default way of managing target...

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The PDE team has been busy at work for the Eclipse 3.5M6 milestone, from revamping the target platform story to product definition enhancements. One of my favorite upcoming enhancements comes from the API Tools part of PDE, we are enhancing API Tools to do usage scanning. What does this mean? Well, let's turn this into a story. Let's pretend I'm Darin Swanson, the lead of the...

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I recently blogged how excited I was about the OSGi Tooling BOF at EclipseCon, but it seems that the OSGi Alliance has outdone itself. The alliance is hosting an OSGi Tooling Summit right after EclipseCon 2009. Jeff McAffer and I will be attending from EclipseSource. Personally, I'm excited to hear everyone's position statements and how we can move forward, working together. Jeff and I will try...

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Wow, I just saw the new and noteworthy posted for the first e4 milestone. There's a lot of stuff there! I'm amazed that the e4 team was able to get this milestone out given that a lot of them were also working on the Eclipse 3.5M5 release. Anyways, here are some of my favorite noteworthy items: CSS Support for SWT RCP Mail CSS Example SWT Browser Edition Heck, there's even...

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