Friday, November 30, 2007

Eclipse DemoCamp in Poznan

Last Wednesday second part of Eclipse DemoCamp in Poznan took place. This time about 40 people came to listen to two very interesting presentations. Jacek Pospychala, who was the first speaker, was explaining "How big OSGi fan can be?". Jacek gave us some basic information about OSGi, Equinox and showed us a demo of the OSGi possibilities. The second speaker was Lukasz Olek, who presented UC Workbench project as an example of Eclipse RCP. Both presentations were great and the audience looked very interested in the topics.
We would like to thank all the participants and speakers for their time and effort.
And for the end you can look at our pictures from the event:

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Eclipse 3.4 update site

I have tried to install several items to my brand new eclipse installation, and I was pretty annyoied that "Ganymede Discovery Site" does not work (404, not found).

But luckily there is an update site

that keep everything in one place. I think that will simplyfy installation process :-).

Friday, November 23, 2007

The first part of Eclipse DemoCamp in Poznan

Last Wednesday we had the first meeting of Eclipse DemoCamp in Poznan. We had two presentations, both of which were very good (inspite of some technical problems with the network connection) and I think that everyone could find something interesting. We were suprised by the number of people, who came - over 80 people made us proud that Eclipse is so popular in Poznan.
Some pictures from the event:

Chistopher and Bartek were speaking about Eclipse Way.

There were over 80 attendees.

Katarzyna with Mateusz were presenting g-Eclipse project.

I would like to thank everyone who attended and invite for the next meeting of Eclipse DemoCamp in Poznan, which will take place on next Wednesday.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Adding bugzilla task in Mylyn

This is rather a question than tutorial. When I am browsing through Eclipse bugzilla there are some bugs interesting for me. As I am Mylyn user I want add this task to the one of my Task view's categories. I spend some time on looking for a option "Add repository task with a specific ID" and I didn't find one. But I've found a way to add a task with a couple of steps:

  1. Search for a task with a given ID

  2. Move the task to one of your categories

Is there any easier way ?

Eclipse Build will wake me up tomorrow

Have you noticed? New option on build schedule page is now available.
You can now import build info to your google calendar or use calendar form the build page. This is a great chance to make your life integrated continuously ;). Eclipse night build in Polish time zone takes place at 6.10am so if you have problems with morning getting up you can use google events.

The last step is to find a nice ring tone for my SMS signal :D

Friday, November 16, 2007

Eclipse-LazyStart and testing plugins

Once again I've made a stupid mistake. I was supposed to add some functionality, and I've started from testing what I did. To my surprise the plugin's start method, i was depended on (lets call it org.hsia), wasn't called. It was called during the normal launch.
My first move was changing org.hsia Eclipse-LazyStart to false.
"The Eclipse-LazyStart header is used to specify if a bundle should be started before the first class or resource is accessed from that bundle" so, I thought if lazy start is false plugin will be started during the platform start - wrong (thanks Chris).
The problem in my case was that I didn't call any of the org.hsia classes. Solution in this case is simple, set org.hsia Eclipse-LazyStart to true and call:

public static void setUpEditor() {
//force Editor activator to be called

in the test.
Why I've posted that. Maybe you have the same problem, and somentimes is better to lern on sbd else mistakes :)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Eclipse Demo Camp in Poznan - next week!

We, as IBM Support Center for Eclipse, together with members of g-Eclipse project decided to organize Eclipse DemoCamp in Poznan on the Poznan University of Technology. We split the event into two meetings, during which funs of Eclipse can meet and discuss about their projects and about Eclipse in general. The list of people who want to come is growing so we hope that every chair in the room will be taken. We will try to post here all the interesting thoughts we will have after the event.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Eclipse Forum PL

We are glad to announce that Polish Forum for Eclipse Enthusiasts has just started. The idea behind that was to activate Eclipse users from Poland. Feel welcome to contribute.
Please visit and sign in.

How to find other versions of Eclipse?

Some time ago I was looking for the new Eclipse milestone in order to download it and give it a try. I went to the Eclipse download page and saw the new download page everyone knew (it was introduced with Eclipse Europa by Eclipse Packaging Project). I like this packaging idea, but I had no idea how to get the newest milestone of Eclipse. Fotunately Bartek Michalik told me how to achieve it. Two days later my colleague Christopher Daniel was facing the same problem, so I think it's worth saying how to get to the page with the latest builds.
If you go to the Eclipse download page you will find the Find out more... link (this was the hardest thing to find and I think that the text "Find out more" can mislead people):
On the next page follow the All versions link:
And here it is!