Skip to main content

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index] [List Home]
Re: [ide-dev] Multiple languages on Eclipse/TextMate bundles support (i.e.: Open sourcing LiClipse editor component)

i'm late to the game but really happy to see this happening.
With Tom Schindl's EPL'ing of his service based generic editor and the language service protocol ideas
things are getting exciting to make it easier to support more languages....just need to somehow get it
into platform so it can be used more broadly ;)
Hi All,

I think it'd be nice letting people in the list know that I've open sourced the bits on LiClipse related to supporting multiple languages/TextMate bundles in a single editor (it's called LiClipseText).

So, although the commercial LiClipse still exists, the open source editor component is what supports TextMate/Sublime Text bundles (although there are more benefits if its own language specification is used as it's better able to use the partitioning/scanning concepts of Eclipse -- the TextMate format is nice because there are many available syntaxes out there, but it targets flexibility more than it targets performance).

Just thought I'd share, as I think it makes creating editor based on Eclipse a much improved experience (especially on the highlighting front, as it's possible to create the grammar and experiment with it on the fly, while the partitioning view can provide insight on how things are being partitioned) -- and now, being EPL, the barriers for others to use it should be much lower ;)

For those interested, it's homepage is:

Best Regards,

ide-dev mailing list
To change your delivery options, retrieve your password, or unsubscribe from this list, visit

Back to the top