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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 that the human tragedy, or the human irony, consists in the necessity of living with the consequences of actions performed under the pressure of compulsions so obscure we do not and cannot understand them.” ― Hugh MacLennan, The Watch that Ends the Night

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The source for

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 I actually build the handbook and use a browser to view the results.

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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 (I’m taking some liberties with that last one: it’s been about 17 years). When I say “easily”, I mean that our world-class IT team has made it look easy.

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Java 9 module-info Files in the Eclipse IDE

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.

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.

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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 companies and others from misusing or misrepresenting their products as being the projects.

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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 and their last.

Here is the list of our longest service contributors:

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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.

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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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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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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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