Helios In Action
On June 24 and June 28, the Eclipse Foundation presented Helios In
Action - a virtual conference where attendees could interact with
project leads involved in the release and see demos of the new
features. The annual simultaneous release has now grown to 39
projects with over 33 million lines of code, contributed by
committers around the world. With such a large global community,
this is our way of bringing Helios to you!
Part 1 - June 24
Andrew Overholt (Red Hat)
The Linux Tools project aims to bring a full-featured C and C++ IDE
to Linux developers. It builds on the source editing and debugging
features of the CDT and integrates popular native development tools
such as the GNU Autotools, Valgrind, OProfile, RPM, SystemTap, GCov,
GProf and LTTng. Current projects include Autotools build
integration, a Valgrind heap usage analysis tool and an OProfile
call profiling tool. It also has projects implementing LTTng trace
viewers and analyzers.
Linux Tools also provides a place for Linux distributions to
collaboratively overcome issues surrounding distribution packaging
of Eclipse technology. The project produces both best practices and
tools related to packaging. Since the 0.3.0 release, one of the
features is a source archive of the Eclipse SDK that can be used by
all Linux distributions building and distributing it.
Eclipse Runtime (RT)
Jeff McAffer (EclipseSource)
With the Eclipse community expanding its offerings in the Runtime
space (EclipseRT), many developers are interested in figuring out
what this means and how they can leverage EclipseRT projects like
Equinox, Jetty and EclipseLink. Join Jeff McAffer, the RT PMC and
Equinox co-lead, for a review of EclipseRT projects and the new
features they bring to Helios.
Eclipse Git Team Provider
Chris Aniszczyk (Red Hat)
EGit is an Eclipse Team provider for the Git version control system.
Git is a distributed SCM, which means every developer has a full
copy of all history of every revision of the code, making queries
against the history very fast and versatile.
The EGit project is implementing Eclipse tooling on top of the
JGit Java implementation of Git.
Simon Kaegi (IBM)
creation of a richer user experience on the Web. Its use has shifted
from the creation of simple functions and events handlers to the
creation of complex Web Application frameworks. Such complexity made
it crucial that a more sophisticated set of tools become available
with full support for editing, search, and refactoring. The
on the functionality of the Java Development Tools, but since
possible to provide 100% of the JDT functionality. JSDT is
extensible in that it can be (is) plugged into the HTML and JSP
editors within WTP as well as being architected with pluggable type
inference and completion proposals in mind. The inference engine is
code, enabling as much of the JDT equivalent functionality as
possible, while still allowing adopters to contribute to the process
for atypical or extended scenarios.
Java EE Standards Support
from Web Tools
Naci Dai (eteration)
The Web Tool Platform (WTP) project provides extensible frameworks
and exemplary tools to build Web and Java EE applications. For
Helios, the Web Tools Platform will be up-to-date with supporting
the latest Java EE 6 specification. Join this session to see what's
newly available for Java EE development.
Marketplace Client & p2
Ian Skerrett (Eclipse Foundation)
The Eclipse community has hundreds, if not thousands, of third-party
plugins that users can add to their Eclipse installation.
Unfortunately, there is not easy way to discover and install these
solutions from within Eclipse.
The Eclipse Foundation has recently launched a new website,
called Eclipse Marketplace, that provides a listing of Eclipse-based
solutions. The listings allow each solution provider to specify a p2
update site for their solution. MPC provides a tight install
integration between the Eclipse workspace and Eclipse Marketplace,
plus other third party solution listings.
Part 2 - June 28
10 Reasons to Install
Ian Bull (EclipseSource)
Ian Bull, component lead for Zest and the Eclipse Visualization
Framework and committer on the Equinox p2 project, presents the top
10 features in Helios he is most excited about.
EMF on the Web
Kenn Hussey (Cloudsmith)
The Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) has long provided a code
generation facility capable of emitting everything needed to get
started with building a complete application for EMF-based domain
models. It includes a GUI from which options can be specified and
code generators can be invoked, to produce a model API, edit
support, unit tests and a sample editor.
With the Helios release of Eclipse, this facility moves beyond
the boundaries of the Eclipse platform, and desktop applications in
general, by adding support for the Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) and
Google Web Toolkit (GWT). This session will demonstrate EMF's
support for these application runtime platforms and highlight
differences in the code generated for each.
Ed Merks, Cedric Brun (Obeo), Sebastian Zarnekow
The Eclipse Modeling Project is one of the most active projects
within the Eclipse community. Ed Merks will give a quick overview of
the Modeling projects in Helios. Then Cedric Brun will demo Acceleo
and Sebastian Zarnekow will show Xtext.
Mik Kersten (Tasktop Technologies)
This session will demonstrate the most noteworthy features and
enhancements for Mylyn in the Helios release, such as enhanced
support for Agile development, code reviews, social technologies and
continuous integration systems. Mik Kersten, lead of the Mylyn
project will showcase the latest and greatest task-focused features