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Wayne Beaton's picture

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 and their last.

Here is the list of our longest service contributors:

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Wayne Beaton's picture

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.

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Ian Skerrett's picture

UUID Removal from Neon

Two weeks ago, we informed the Eclipse community cross-projects mailing list that a unique user id (UUID) had been introduced into the upcoming Eclipse Neon release. The UUID was introduced to help the Eclipse Foundation better understand how developers are using Eclipse. However, the implementation automatically generated the identifier, and the user only had the opportunity to opt-out, not opt-in. Not requiring an explicit user opt-in was a mistake on our part, and we apologize for our error.

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Wayne Beaton's picture

These Are the Daves I Know

Over the years, many people have contributed to Eclipse projects, including some thirty-nine software developers (39) named Dave or David. This list includes everybody who has ever made a least one contribution to one of the many projects that have opted to participate in the Neon Simultaneous Release since the beginning of time as recorded in our Git commit logs.

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Christopher Guindon's picture

Beam aboard the Eclipse USS

EclipseCon is all about community. Contributors, adopters, extenders, service providers, consumers and business and research organizations gather to share their expertise and learn from each other.

EclipseCon delivers networking opportunities that lead to synergies in the community, as well as opportunities to give and receive help on specific technical issues or to generate business opportunities.

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Wayne Beaton's picture

Eclipse Platform on Java 9 b118

Update: Note that as of October 11/2017, Java 9 is 100% supported “out of the box” by Eclipse IDE, Oxygen Edition; Java 9 can be used to run your Eclipse IDE, Oxygen Edition, and can be used to build Java 9 applications without additional configuration. Download or update today.

I’d taken a little break from testing Eclipse Platform on Java 9 Jigsaw builds. A few nights ago, I pulled down the latest builds of both and gave them a spin.

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Ian Skerrett's picture

New Eclipse Download Page

The Eclipse Board of Directors has asked the Eclipse Foundation to redesign the eclipse.org download page. The current download page is focused on the existing Eclipse packages and projects that are compatible with the Eclipse Platform. However, in the last number of years the Eclipse community has grown in diversity and now includes may projects that don’t necessarily fit into our packages or even the Eclipse Platform.

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Wayne Beaton's picture

Git Staging View

I’ll admit that I never bothered much with the Git Staging View before now, preferring instead to make all of my commits from the Commit dialog.

The milestone seven (M7) builds of the Neon versions of the various Eclipse IDE downloads now all bring the Git Staging view to the top instead of opening the Commit dialog when you invoke the “Commit…” command.

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