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Replacing Bugzilla with Tuleap

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Bugzilla has served the Eclipse Community well for many years, easily scaling to serve the needs of over 500 open source projects, servicing a community of thousands of software developers generating half of a million issue reports over close to two decades (I’m taking some liberties with that last one: it’s been about 17 years). When I say “easily”, I mean that ...

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Java 9 module-info Files in the Eclipse IDE

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Note that this post is not intended to be a status update; it’s just a quick update based on some experimenting that I’ve been doing with the beta code. It’s been a while, but I’m back to experimenting in Java 9 support in the Eclipse IDE. For testing purposes, I downloaded the most recent Oxygen (4.7) integration build (I20160914-0800) from the Eclipse ...

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Eclipse Project Branding and Trademarks

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As part of the project creation process, the Eclipse Foundation assumes ownership of the project’s name.  As a legal entity, the Eclipse Foundation owns all Eclipse project and corresponding product trademarks on behalf of the the Eclipse community. This prevents companies and others from misusing or misrepresenting their products as being the projects. For a trademark assertion to hold any ...

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Quick Access to Eclipse IDE Features

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As Lars points out on the ide-dev mailing list, a lot of Eclipse IDE users aren’t aware of some very handy features, especially the one-feature-to-rule-them-all: Quick Access. In an Eclipse IDE, Quick Access will take you quickly to the feature you need. To activate Quick Access, type Ctrl+3 and start typing (or click in the entry field in the toolbar and ...

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Just Drag and Drop to Install

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The Eclipse Marketplace is a pretty cool bit of software. It provides a great place for organizations and individuals to make their software available to the community. Even cooler, however, is the Eclipse Marketplace Client which lets you browse the Eclipse Marketplace and directly install new features from within the comfort of your Eclipse IDE.           ...

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The 2015 Revision of the Eclipse Development Process

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The Eclipse Foundation Board of Directors approved a new revision to the Eclipse Development Process in its meeting on November 2/2015. It took effect—replacing all previous versions—on December 2/2015. This is a minor revision that primarily updates the document to reflect the evolving reality of how our open source projects operate. We made, for example, some changes to the section on ...

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Running Eclipse Neon on a Custom Java 9 Image

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I’ve started tinkering with the creation of custom Java binary runtime image files. An image file is a configuration of modules packaged up as a runtime platform. The default image contains, basically, everything that makes up the Java runtime. A custom image can contain some subset of that. I created, for example, an image that includes only the “compact 3” profile, ...

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Visualizing Java 9 Module Relationships

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As I stated in an earlier post, I’ve been running Eclipse Neon on the Java 9 + Jigsaw builds for a little while and haven’t had any issues. I spent a few hours over the weekend tinkering with some modularity tool ideas. I wrote a little plug-in for Eclipse Neon that visualizes the connections between the various modules.       ...

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Eclipse IDE on JDK 9 Early Access with Project Jigsaw

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I wrote a few weeks ago about getting Eclipse Neon running on Java 9 (though, I had mistakenly and embarrassingly left “Mars” in the title of the post). It’s worth noting that the steps that I laid out also apply to the JDK 9 Early Access with Project Jigsaw (Java modularity) builds. Eclipse Neon works on Jigsaw. I’ve been using this combination for real development ...

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Ctrl+1 in the Eclipse XML Editor

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The XML Editor is included in several of the Eclipse IDE downloads. It has two view modes: in design mode, you can edit your XML as a tree; in source mode, you edit as text. By default, it opens in design mode, which may seem a little weird (I’ve added Bug 480036 to the list of EclipseCon Europe 2015 Hackathon bugs ...

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