Here are some of the more noteworthy things available in the Neon milestone build M3
which is now available for download.
We also recommend to read the Tips and Tricks, either via Help > Tips and Tricks... or online for Platform, JDT, and PDE.
|Hide the window toolbars||
You can use the Toggle Visibility of all Toolbars command (via Quick Access: Ctrl+3 or Command+3) to hide
all currently visible toolbars of the currently window. Selecting the command again, reveals these toolbars again.
This allows the developer to maximize the space
available for editors and views. If you minimize a stack after you selected this command,
the minimized stack will be visible until you trigger the command to hide the toolbars again. This allows
you to decide which minimized stacks are currently useful for you.
The following is a screenshot of the IDE with a maximized Java editor and several toolbars visible.
The next screenshot shows the same maximized editor but with hidden toolbars.
|Changes to the Eclipse workspace launcher||
The Eclipse workspace selection dialog wording was adjusted, as new Eclipse users reported that
usage of the term workspace was not well explained. The old text also implied that projects
need to be stored in the workspace, but that's not necessary.
The recent directory list was also increased to 10. It used to be 5. You can still adjust this value on Preferences > General > Startup and Shutdown > Workspaces.
The reworked dialog looks like this:
|Improved menu support on GTK3||
The SWT GTK3 port has received an update to its menus as part of the push to update SWT
to GTK3. Here are some of the notable changes.
Padding: By default, SWT menus now look similar to those in OS X: Text is not strictly aligned. This is due to a new way in which menus are constructed in GTK3 (see https://wiki.gnome.org/HowDoI/GMenu#Icons for more details). In order to align all text entries in a menu, simply launch the SWT application with the environment variable SWT_PADDED_MENU_ITEMS=1.
Checkboxes and images: On GTK2.x, a menu entry was limited to either a checkbox or an image. On GTK3, SWT now supports menu entries that contain both an image and a checkbox.
The image below shows a screenshot of the default GTK3 menu on the left, compared to an aligned GTK3 menu on the right.
|Ant 1.9.6||Eclipse has adopted Ant version 1.9.6.|
|Support to create immovable Shells||
SWT has added a new style constant
The Java editor now offers default templates for creating "== null" and "!= null" checks.
|New problem severity level to indicate information||
You can now specify Info as a severity level for the problems detected by the Eclipse Java compiler.
When specified, the information issued by the compiler will be represented as shown here:
SubMonitor.SUPPRESS_ISCANCELED allows you to suppress cancellation checks without
also suppressing progress reporting. This should be used in place of a null progress
monitor when running a critical section that shouldn't be cancelled.
The above features are just the ones that are new since the previous milestone build. Summaries for earlier Neon milestone builds: