Author Archives: waynebeaton

Sleepwalk, So Fast Asleep

One of my favourite literary quotes comes from Canadian author, Hugh MacLennan. “But that night as I drove back to Montreal, I at least discovered this: that there is no simple explanation for anything important any of us do, and … Continue reading

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The source for the Eclipse Project Handbook is in AsciiDoc format (rendered using Asciidoctor via Maven), and includes embedded Graphviz graph descriptions (which are rendered into embedded images). Proofing those images is a bit of a pain: it requires that … Continue reading

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Replacing Bugzilla with Tuleap

Bugzilla has served the Eclipse Community well for many years, easily scaling to serve the needs of over 500 open source projects, servicing a community of thousands of software developers generating half of a million issue reports over close to two decades … Continue reading

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Java 9 module-info Files in the Eclipse IDE

Note that this post is not intended to be a status update; it’s just a quick update based on some experimenting that I’ve been doing with the beta code. It’s been a while, but I’m back to experimenting in Java 9 … Continue reading

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Eclipse Project Branding and Trademarks

As part of the project creation process, the Eclipse Foundation assumes ownership of the project’s name.  As a legal entity, the Eclipse Foundation owns all Eclipse project and corresponding product trademarks on behalf of the the Eclipse community. This prevents … Continue reading

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Longest Serving Eclipse Neon Contributors

I’ve been running various queries against our Git index database. I decided to see who are our longest standing contributors. I had to draw the line somewhere, so I set the cut off at 4,000 days between their first commit … Continue reading

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Eclipse Contributors Since the Beginning of Time

In my last post, I made reference to all the people named Dave that have contributed to Eclipse over the years. I thought that I’d share a little more information about the query behind that. We maintain a database that … Continue reading

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