Some quick and dirty nuggets of information I got while doing plugin development in Eclipse platform. For most of them I didn’t find documentation, so I hope Google will index this for others stumbling on similar needs. Need to create a dialog for displaying and selecting from a list of items with filtering support, similar [...]
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It is possible to make a local mirror of all Callisto update site with a little known command: java -jar startup.jar -application org.eclipse.update.core.standaloneUpdate -command mirror -from http://download.eclipse.org/callisto/releases -to c:\eclipse-mirror -mirrorURL http://your.local.domain Run this command from Eclipse install directory (i.e. where startup.jar is). Replace "c:\eclipse-mirror" with the local directory where the update site contents will be [...]
After months, I finally got some time and updated the VS Presentation. It works now in Eclipse 3.1.2 and Eclipse 3.2 RC1. Check it out!
According to Michael Valenta‘s comment in the previous post, the “I LOVE YOU” is part of pserver authentication protocol. I just found a page that explains this funny authentication protocol: on success, the server responds “I LOVE YOU“; on failure, “I HATE YOU”.
I just discovered ANT loves me: (screenshot) Now, let‘s talk serious: it seems that Eclipse mixed some CVS dump with ANT output in the console, but… I LOVE YOU? WTF!!!
I just released a new version of VS Presentation plugin. I made some minor improvements over the original VS Presentation, and there is now a new “VS Improved Presentation” : (screenshot) It has the minimize and maximize buttons. The editor tab now show the corresponding icon. Install instructions: Just download the jar file and put [...]
It seems that the Presentations API slides from EclipseCon 2005 had been made available in CVS a few hours ago.
Martin Perez posted in his blog his experiences using the VS Presentation plugin to make jLibrary look like Visual Studio.NET. He posted interesting information on making a custom presentation as default in RCP applications.
On those crazy days where Microsoft presents a session on EclipseCon, and JavaOne, how would be if Eclipse and Visual Studio.NET were “merged”? Some time ago, I started investigating the presentations API. It is available since Eclipse 3.0, but it is not a very “popular” API. There is no documentation, no tutorials, no articles, and [...]