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What’s in a Namespace?

Bug 331397 suggests that we should add a little something about project namespaces into the Eclipse Development Process (EDP). In my mind, there are at least a couple of problems with this: I’d really like to avoid adding anything to … Continue reading

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The Great Git Experiment

While many projects have claimed success with Git, a great many projects and developers continue to struggle with its adoption. In the fall of 2012, several projects chose to terminate rather than migrate their CVS repositories to Git. We have … Continue reading

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Open Source Rules of Engagement

The Eclipse Development Process (EDP) defines–in its section on principles–three open source rules of engagement: Openness, Transparency, and Meritocracy: Open – Eclipse is open to all; Eclipse provides the same opportunity to all. Everyone participates with the same rules; there … Continue reading

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Active Projects

I ran a query against Dash to get some sense for project activity over the past couple of years. The graph below shows a comparison of how many active projects we have at Eclipse, compared against the total number of … Continue reading

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Project Landing/Summary Pages

I recently blogged about some a new project summary page design that I’ve been tinkering with. Here’s what it looks like: The page is entirely data-driven from project metadata. The title comes from the projectname metadata entry; if this entry … Continue reading

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Celebration Time Starts at 4pm today…

I made a mistake in my post yesterday. All Eclipse folks in the Greater Ottawa region are invited to join us at the Eclipse Foundation offices at 4pm today to celebrate the Indigo release. That’s an hour later than I … Continue reading

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Git in the Dashboard

Before the break I started working on adding support for Git into the Eclipse Dashboard. I’m almost done. In fact, I have managed to generate the data for several projects: those projects that have correctly specified the location of their … Continue reading

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WindowBuilder and CodePro Profiler are Coming to Eclipse

A few minutes ago, I posted two exciting new project proposals. WindowBuilder is already known as one of the best Java GUI builders on the market. It supports both SWT and Swing and is fully bi-directional, meaning that you can … Continue reading

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An Interesting Number

I’m writing a little utility that scans the download.eclipse.org server to compare the contents against our IPZilla database. Essentially, I’m scanning for third-party libraries distributed from our servers. My script looks for any “*.jar” file (case insensitive) found either directly … Continue reading

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Project Updates, August 2010

Note: Somehow, I managed to delete this post. So I’ve reposted it. Nothing new to see here. Move along… Correction: For reasons lost in the deep recesses of my brain, I mistakenly titled this August 200_8_. Not sure how this … Continue reading

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