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Scaling up the Continuous Integration infrastructure for Eclipse Foundation’s projects

TL;DR Projects hosted by the Eclipse Foundation will soon benefit from a brand new enterprise-grade continuous integration (CI) infrastructure. Expected improvements are: resiliency, scalability and nimbleness. We are doing this move with tremendous support from our friends at CloudBees and RedHat with their respective products Jenkins Enterprise and OpenShift Container Platform.
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Chromium / Eclipse SWT integration

Key takeaways:
Do you want to see a Chromium based SWT Browser implementation?
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I’m going to Devoxx US, and you should go as well!

For the very first time, a Devoxx conference is happening in the USA, in San Jose, CA. It starts on March 21, 2017 and is 3 days long. Devoxx conferences are famous in Europe (organized in Belgium, France, UK, Poland and Morocco) for their high quality talks from amazing speakers. They are also very high rated because it is organized by developers for developers.

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RFPs for new Friends of Eclipse Enhancement Program (FEEP) projects posted

The Eclipse Foundation is actively seeking bids on 10 new FEEP Development Efforts, along with 5 outstanding Development Efforts that have not yet been bid. The objective is to have this work completed in the 1st quarter of 2017.

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EclipseConverge 2017 Submissions are open

The call for papers for EclipseConverge 2017 is open. It is the first step toward what ought to be another great Eclipse event. For those who may not know, Eclipse Converge is a new event for the Eclipse community. It is a one-day summit dedicated exclusively to Eclipse technologies, with the goal of allowing our North American developer community to meet and share ideas.

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Back to school update on FEEP

You remember the Friends of Eclipse Enhancement Program, right? It is a program that utilizes all the donations made through the Friends of Eclipse program to make significant and meaningful improvements and enhancements to the Eclipse IDE/Platform. I think it is a good time for me to provide you with an update about what we have done in the last quarter with this program.

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It’s FEEP-ing time!

FEEP does sound like a bird call, but it stands for Friend of Eclipse Enhancement Program. Yes, it is a mouthful. You may wonder what it stand for… Well, let me tell you!

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Identify non cancelable background tasks in Eclipse

Two weeks ago I was in Paris for Devoxx France 2016 where I’ve presented what’s new in the upcoming Eclipse release (aka Neon — to be released in June). During the talk, I’ve been asked if Eclipse will eventually cancel a background task (a job in the Eclipse terminology) when it is asked for.

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