Eclipse Project Neon (4.6) M2 - New and Noteworthy

Here are some of the more noteworthy things available in the Neon milestone build M2 which is now available for download.
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Search in binary files The Search > File... dialog has a new option to search in binary files as well.

By default, the option is disabled, and matches are only reported in files that have the Text content type, or in files that have no content type and don't contain the null character (\u0000).
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Perspective becomes a handler container In addition to windows and parts, perspectives can now also define handlers. Those handlers will get active when the containing perspective is active. As before, handlers of more deeply nested containers override less deeply nested ones, i.e., handlers defined for parts override handlers for perspectives, while the handlers for a perspective override the ones defined for the window.
New Job creation methods Three new static methods for creating jobs have been added to the class. These methods are particularly convenient with lambdas. For example, to do an asynchronous resource refresh, you can write:
IResource resource = ...;
Job.create("Refreshing files",
    monitor -> resource.refreshLocal(IResource.DEPTH_INFINITE, monitor)
If you want the job to be hidden from the user, you can write:
IResource resource = ...;
    monitor -> resource.refreshLocal(IResource.DEPTH_INFINITE, monitor)
ICoreRunnable interface The job creation methods described above use the new org.eclipse.core.runtime.ICoreRunnable functional interface. This interface is functionally equivalent and is intended as a replacement for org.eclipse.core.resources.IWorkspaceRunnable. All new code should use ICoreRunnable instead of IWorkspaceRunnable.
Adding generics to Eclipse data binding The and org.eclipse.core.databinding.observable plug-ins have been generified. Further generics work is planned for later milestones.
Warnings for missing build entries for model fragments and the application model If an Eclipse 4 model fragment or application model file is not included in the file, PDE will issue warnings.

Build warnings

The above features are just the ones that are new since the previous milestone build. Summaries for earlier Neon milestone builds: