Friday, June 28, 2013

Summary after DemoCamp in Poznan

Eclipse DemoCamp in Poznan is over. It went great and a lot of people showed up. We had 55 people registered from which 44 showed up during the event. Fortunately, the local was big enough to hold everyone. Presentations were very interesting, although after the survey we sent to participants it turned out that those with an actual live demo were more attractive.

Here are some photos of our DemoCamp:

If you want to join us and present something in November, let me know.

See you in November!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Eclipse DemoCamp in Poznan is coming

The next version of one of the most popular IDEs is almost done. Get ready to be the first to see what's new in it! Join our Eclipse DemoCamp in Poznan and find out!

The event will be hosted at The Brothers Pub on Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 PM. You can find more information about the event on our wiki page.

If you want to join us, please register, so that we can make sure you can get beer and pizza when you come. And hurry up, because there are not many seats left!

See you there!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

'Ignore optional compile problems' is now available with 3.8/4.2 M6

  • Have you ever been overwhelmed by thousands of potentially unimportant warnings in your Java project?
  • Have you ever tried to avoid excessive error reporting from a source folder containing auto-generated code?
  • Have you ever looked for a specific problem and could not find it because it drowned somewhere in the Problems view?

If answer to any of the above questions is 'Yes', then I have good news for you! Finally, after several busy weeks, we have an option to ignore all configurable compile problems just a few clicks away!

It's really simple!

You can turn on the new Ignore optional compile problems option for each source folder available in your Java project. To do that, go to Project properties > Java Build Path > Source and toggle the value of 'Ignore optional compile problems' to Yes. With this option set to 'Yes', JDT compiler will suppress errors and warnings configured in the Preferences > Java > Compiler > Errors/Warnings page.

Java Build path page with 'Ignore optional compile problems' highlighted

We wouldn't have the new option without great help from Satyam and Markus who spent a lof of time reviewing patches for bug 220928. Thanks guys!

For other noteworthy things available in 3.8/4.2 M6 see the entire New and Noteworthy.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Time to say goodbye!

I think I should start this writing from stating that this is a guest post, as I am no longer a member of IBM Eclipse Support crew.

It has been almost 5 entire years since my office was formed as a kind of joint venture between Poznan University of Technology and IBM. My main responsibility was to help customers with their Eclipse related problems. As you know, many IBM Rational products are Eclipse based, even those server-side, so I never had enough time to blog or actively participate in Eclipse development - I barely managed to open a number of bugs that could change how corporations perceived Eclipse and Eclipse-based solutions.

I'd say that my experience gathered on the border of open-source and enterprise worlds is a rather unique one. And I would like to share it with you at EclipseCon.

I guess that my 5 years of work for IBM may be summarized with the following xkcd strip - I just started realizing that careers are hard ;-).
Every age: "I'm glad I'm not the clueless person I was five years ago, but now I don't want to get any older."
If you wonder what I will do next, please stay tuned! I will announce that on my newly created blog once it gets added to the planet Eclipse (I have already opened a bug for that).

I would like to publicly say "Thank you" to Daniel Megert for his incredibly reliable work, not only in JDT - and nominate him to Eclipse Community Awards in recognition.

Thank you for reading this post :). I hope that I will have now much more time for writing.

Krzysztof (Chris) Daniel

Monday, May 30, 2011

A very interesting bug report

One image is worth more than a thousand of words.
Just check this real bug report:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

New preferences for Eclipse

Hello All!
As you probably have noticed, Eclipse preferences are not perfect. A majority of enterprise companies struggle with enforcing consistent setttings across multiple installations, and so far nobody find a remedy which would be good enough.

Recently a light appeared in the tunnel. Ericcson contributed code for obtaining preferences from a certain URL, something similar to the Workspace Mechanic, which may solve some of the enterprise problems.

On the other hand, two GSoC proposals have been accepted in the area of preferences. I would like to get it done right this time, so any comments/suggestions are welcome.