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Eclipse Java™ 9 Support (BETA) for Neon

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.

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Project Activity Metrics, Charts, and Stuff

Yesterday we were reminded that it is difficult to provide good activity metrics. Certainly Git commit statistics are a good means of indicating that there is activity, but different styles of development can leave very different impressions: a lot of very small commits leaves the impression that there is more activity than a smaller number of large commits. That is, when you just count commits, a one line contribution is equal to a 1,000 line contribution (skipping merge commits is a no-brainer).

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Platform and Java development tools at the EclipseCon Europe Hackathon

We have a handful of committers from the Eclipse Platform and Java development tools (JDT) projects ready to help you fix bugs at the EclipseCon Europe 2015 Hackathon.

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Common Build Infrastructure at the EclipseCon Europe 2015 Hackathon

The Common Build Infrastructure (CBI) is an Eclipse project that provides a collection of build technology, infrastructure, and practices for building Eclipse software. If you’re building Eclipse plug-ins, this is something that you need to investigate.

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Create your Project Import Set up at the EclipseCon Europe Hackathon

Eclipse Mars has this great new feature that you may have missed: the Oomph Project Importer will configure your Eclipse workspace with everything you need to hit the ground running quickly.

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Candidate bugs for the EclipseCon Europe 2015 Hackathon

Alternate title: What I saw at the EclipseCon Europe Hackathon made my jaw drop!

I’m pretty excited about the hackathon we’re running at EclipseCon Europe.

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Introducing the EclipseCon Europe 2015 Hackathon

Alternate title: I Went to EclipseCon Europe and What I Saw There Blew My Mind…

EclipseCon has great tutorials and sessions. The speakers are second-to-none, and the networking opportunities are fantastic. if you’re looking for it, you’ll find software developers doing amazing things together. For EclipseCon Europe 2015, we’re going to formalize this a bit. At very least, we’re going to give it a nice home and a lot of love.

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Technology Behind the new Eclipse Project Handbook

I’ve been asked about the technology used in the new Eclipse Project Handbook.

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New Eclipse Project Handbook

For a very long time, I’ve wanted to completely rewrite our documentation for projects and committers. I finally gave it a big push last quarter and have completed a first big revision. There’s still more work to do, but I believe that the new document is very close to being the more-or-less complete “how to run an Eclipse project” document that we’ve needed for a while.

https://www.eclipse.org/projects/handbook/

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Eclipse Screenshot of the Week: Gerrit

It’s easy to get caught thinking that Mylyn only provides access to traditional issue trackers like Bugzilla and Jira. It also features integration with Gerrit.

This screenshot shows the Planning perspective being used to work directly with Gerrit reviews.

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