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Great Fixes for Mars Winners Part I

A Great Fix is a contribution provides a significant improvement in the Java development experience using Eclipse. Special consideration will be given to performance or stability improvements, and patches that improve the user experience. To qualify, a fix needs to be … Continue reading

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Nested/Hierarchical view of projects

From the Eclipse 4.5M5 New and Noteworthy documentation: The Project Explorer now provides the ability to view the projects in a hierarchical (a.k.a. nested) form. For modular projects, this allows to have your Project Explorer mapping more closely the organization … Continue reading

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Eclipse N!

The Eclipse Planning Council—with help from the community—is trying to sort out the name for our eleventh named simultaneous release in 2016. We had some trouble with the first set of names that we selected, and so we’re into the … Continue reading

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A Vision of the Future of the Software Developer’s Platform

How will the developer’s platform change over the next three years? Will you still be using desktop-based development tools? Cloud-based software development options are getting more powerful, but will they completely replace the desktop? For a certain set of developers, cloud-based software development … Continue reading

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Great Fixes for Mars

We’re launching the “Great Fixes for Mars” programme. As is suggested by the name, we’re looking for great fixes in the form of contributions to Eclipse open source projects. There will be prizes. A “Great Fix” is a contribution from … Continue reading

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Committer Bootcamp at EclipseCon 2015

Are you a new committer or project lead for an Eclipse, LocationTech, or PolarSys project? Are you thinking about proposing a new open source project? In this tutorial, Eclipse Foundation staff members will walk you through the information that you … Continue reading

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What are you doing with Eclipse right now?

I recently attended a conference session on the topic of getting user feedback. One of the key takeaways for me was that people lie about how they use software. It’s not that they’re trying to be misleading, it’s more that … Continue reading

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