Monday, July 28, 2008

Another reason to love Mylyn!

Mylyn is one of my favorites Eclipse project, I especially like the context feature, but as every software Mylyn also has some bugs, fortunately there is also great Mylyn team. Last Thursday while working on Bug 241505 I wanted to add this bug to the Task List view. I went to the Task Repositories view, right click on the repository, chose Open Repository Task option...and I came across a bug. I went to Bugzilla, submitted a bug, checked out Mylyn code from the CVS and started looking at the code to find and kill this bug (Plyg-in Spy helped me of course to find the code, where the bug could be). In order to start debugging I ran another instance of Eclipse with fresh Mylyn plug-ins can imagine how surprise I was when I couldn't reproduce the issue?! I looked at the CVS history and it appeared that bug reported by me, had already been submitted and it had been already fixed! So now I have another reason to love Mylyn - the Mylyn team fixes bugs faster then I am able to find them! Kudos to the Mylyn team and all its contributors!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Are you Eclipse certified developer?

Are you a developer that uses Eclipse and writes plugins, but you do not contribute often enough to get commiter status?

Do you think it should be possible to get some certificate that would say that you are f.e. JDT expert? That you are really acquainted with that JDT and you know how to use it?

Do you think that there is a gap in Eclipse process, because it certificates commiters (yes, commiter status is a kind of certificate) and does not certificate you, although you know everything about using certain Eclipse project?

Would you like to see such a certificate in your CV?

It is a time to look into that bug.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

GSOC 2008 milestone

Yup it is half of this year GSOC edition. At the moment everything goes well.
If you are interested how the Product customization looks like at the moment you can find some movie at my blog. Thank you Kim, Chris for your advices and support.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Thank you Picasso

Someone saw following dialog:

Something really went wrong. Why is that? Let's visualise:

Easy. Support area increments the number of column, so you have two rows 3 columns each and all components are placed there somehow... But... Wait, why there is that empty blue box?

It looks like components responsible for message are not placed on the correct composite...

Let's fix this.


Now everything works perfectly :) Thank you Picasso!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Eclipse Summer School 2008

I am pleased to announce, that in cooperation with Poznan Univeristy of Technology, we are preparing next edition of Eclipse Summer School. We are going to teach students (and not only, companies are also welcomed) how to use Eclipse and how to create RCP applications.

The tutorial is 5 days long and we guarantee dinners, coffee, tea, sweets and a lot of fun!

You can find more details here: Unforunately the site has no English version, so please use google translate.

We are also looking for sponsors, so if you would like to look for new hires or to promote your company in academic environemnt, please let me know.


PS. Last year 95% of particapants told us that they would recommend our training!