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We are happy to announce that Ed, Philip and Jonas are organizing the Modeling Symposium for the EclipseCon Europe 2018 in Ludwigsburg. The symposium aims to provide a forum for community members to present a brief overview of their work. We offer 10 minute lightning slots (including set-up and questions) to facilitate a broad range of speakers. The primary goal is to introduce interesting, new...

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Last week, Eclipse Photon has been released, a new version of the Eclipse IDE and platform. It contains many useful improvements, so it is worth to update. One of many noteworthy extensions is the new support for code mining. In case you wonder what that is (you do not even find a definition on wikipedia), let us quickly introduce this new feature. The general idea is to...

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We are happy to announce that with the Photon release train, we have also shipped  EMF Forms and EMF Client Platform 1.17.0! We want to thank our continuously active team of 10 contributors (40 contributors overall) for completing on 57 bug fixes and features. EMF Forms continues to be one of the most active projects at Eclipse. We are thankful for all the feedback from our...

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We are happy to announce the first Eclipse Insight on Building Modeling Tools in Munich, on September 3rd (5.30 pm - 9 pm), registration see here. What is an Eclipse Insight? Eclipse DemoCamps in Munich have always been a great success and we therefore want to continue organizing Eclipse events in Munich. Nevertheless, we were watching the feedback given by attendees and want to improve. One frequent...

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It is clear that there is an ongoing excitement surrounding web-based IDEs and tools, e.g. Eclipse Che, Eclipse Theia, Visual Studio Code, Atom or Eclipse Orion. If you attended recent presentations or read current announcements, you may get the feeling that desktop IDEs have already been deprecated. But is this really true? If you ask developers for the tools they use in their daily work,...

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Target Platform definitions are a way to define from where Eclipse-based projects obtain their dependencies. They provide many benefits, but in case you still need more convincing please see here. However, defining, updating, and especially applying target platform definitions in Eclipse-based projects has always been extremely cumbersome. There are two main reasons for this: First, typical target platforms are a complex configuration of third-party bundles, which sometimes...

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This week, Oxygen.3 has been released, a new version of the Eclipse IDE and platform. It contains useful improvements, especially in terms of performance, so it is worth to update. Further Eclipse Oxygen.3 is ready for Java 10 support, which is already available as a pre-release from the market place  On April 11th Oxygen.3a will be released, directly contained Java 10 support. These and further improvements are...

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