Archive For May, 2008

9 articles

PDE Goodies: Fix configuration problems

By Martin Oberhuber Ever thought you had some plugin installed, but couldn't find it working in Eclipse? - Here is a really nice solution that I found today: Window > Show View > PDE Runtime > Plug-in Registry Filter to show the Plug-in(s) in question Right-click > Show Advanced Operations Choose "Diagnose" In my case, the dialog that this produced…

BugDay is today

By Martin Oberhuber Once again it's the last Friday of the month, so it's Eclipse BugDay time! Come take a little time helping us committers bring down our vast backlogs of small but annoying, supposedly easy-to-fix issues. Developers like us from the Target Management project have marked such bugs with a "bugday" keyword, prepared FAQ and Contributor Reference, and will…

“Did you watch it?”

By Mike Deliman Did I watch it? I've been asked about a dozen times since Phoenix landed if I watched the landing. Coverage was available, after all, on NASA-TV (both satellite and web feeds), and the Science Channel ran Mars footage all night, including covering the NASA TV feed.  I've worked on a lot of Mars Stuff, and indeed Phoenix…

Congratulations!

By Mike Deliman Congratulations to the Mars Phoenix Lander team on successfully landing Phoenix in the arctic region of Mars.  Well Done!! Link to original post ››

Calling all Users!

By Martin Oberhuber We've got a request on the DSDP PMC to help a university grad student with an open source adoption study. We need to conduct a quick survey of DSDP projects used in commercial products. Are you adopting any of the DSDP projects commercially? Please let us know with a quick E-Mail to dsdp.survey@gmail.com . Your answer will…

Eclipse Architecture Council meeting on E4 Architectural Foundations

By Martin Oberhuber The Eclipse Architecture Council is holding a special 1-hour open phone meeting to discuss the Architectural Foundations of Eclipse, this Thursday May 15 at 8:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT / 15:00 UTC / 17:00 CET. The meeting is focused on preparation of the Architectural Foundations slot during the upcoming E4 Summit in Ottawa. Continue Reading ››

From W3 to the World Wide Web

By Paul Tingey Fifteen years ago this week, on the 30th of April 1993, two directors from the CERN Particle Physics Laboratory signed and published a document which relinquished "all intellectual property rights to" and permitted "anyone to use, duplicate, modify and redistribute" a technology they referred to as W3. Today W3 is better know as the World Wide Web,…

nEUROn UCAV programme

By Paul Parkinson In case you missed the news, the article 'COTS for unmanned flights' (Electronic Product Design, 22nd April 2008) describes how the nEUROn UCAV programme (Airforce Technology) has standardized on the VxWorks 653 RTOS. nEUROn is a technology demonstrator programme involving five European companies, which in itself is not unusual, but it does have a significant objective -…

Finally a Friend

By Doug Gaff I know, I know… shame on me for taking so long to become a Friend of Eclipse or FOE. I've paid my dues to Eclipse in a lot of ways, and now I can add Pay Pal to that list. What prompted me to do it? Altruism, love, sense of obligation or duty? Nope… bandwidth. I'm working…