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Great Fixes from Till Brychcy

Our third winner in the Great Fixes for Neon skills competition is Till Brychcy.

Till has used the Eclipse Java development tools (JDT) since 2003, and made his first contribution in 2013. In the time between the 2015 Mars release and today, Till has had 41 separate commits accepted by the JDT project team—most of which provide improvements in the null analysis support—adding almost 20K net new lines of code.

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Great Fixes from Nathan Ridge

Our second winner in the Great Fixes for Eclipse Neon Skills Competition is Nathan Ridge. Nathan made eighty qualifying contributions to the Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools (CDT) project.

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Great Fixes from Eric Williams

Updating to GTK3 has been a bit of a challenge. While researching this problem earlier this year, I ran across countless blog posts, and forum comments from all sorts of open source project teams that were frustrated with their own efforts to update to GTK. Some had starting making plans to just abandon it, but that’s just not a realistic option for the Eclipse Platform.

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Great Fixes for Neon

Great Fixes for Eclipse Neon is a skills competition. Flex your Eclipse development skills for an opportunity to win prizes and acclaim!

A Great Fix is a contribution provides a significant improvement in projects participating in the Eclipse Neon Simultaneous Release, with a particular focus on projects that contribute to the desktop Eclipse IDE experience.

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Quick Access to Eclipse IDE Features

As Lars points out on the ide-dev mailing list, a lot of Eclipse IDE users aren’t aware of some very handy features, especially the one-feature-to-rule-them-all: Quick Access.

In an Eclipse IDE, Quick Access will take you quickly to the feature you need. To activate Quick Access, type Ctrl+3 and start typing (or click in the entry field in the toolbar and start typing).

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Just Drag and Drop to Install

The Eclipse Marketplace is a pretty cool bit of software. It provides a great place for organizations and individuals to make their software available to the community. Even cooler, however, is the Eclipse Marketplace Client which lets you browse the Eclipse Marketplace and directly install new features from within the comfort of your Eclipse IDE.

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Releases and the Eclipse Development Process

The Eclipse Development Process (EDP) regards a release as a pretty significant event. A release is similar to what other organizations might call a general availability release (GA), or ship event. A release is generally associated with some form of enhanced quality assurance testing and marketing. A release is intended for the widest possible audience of users, adopters, and downstream consumers.

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Swing by to Talk about SWT and JavaFX

Eclipse SWT support for GTK3 has improved dramatically since the Eclipse Mars release: the latest milestone and nightly builds work and look great on my Fedora 22 box.

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Connect with Eike Stepper at EclipseCon 2016

If you need to get a development environment configured just right and share that configuration with your team, you need to connect with Eike Stepper, the project lead and resident expert on our awesome (Oomph-some?) Eclipse Installer technology.

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Let’s Treat Eclipse Neon More Like a Product

It always comes as a surprise to people when I tell them that we at the Eclipse Foundation don’t consider anything that we distribute to be a product. It’s a surprise, because basically everybody in the world thinks that the Eclipse IDE is a product and has thought that way for most of the last fifteen years. We’re starting to come around.

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