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Re: [pdt-dev] Getting involved in PDT

Hello Gregor,

It was really nice to meet you yesterday at Google.
Here you can find a list of projects extending PDT:
There is also the slides from Roy Ganor at Eclipsecon:

Best regards,


On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 9:33 AM, Gregor Wegberg
<gregor.wegberg@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> (Sorry for my English - I did my best)
> Good Morning
> I met yesterday (Open Source Jam Zurich at Google Switzerland) a very
> interesting person. With him I had a short talk about PDT. I forgot the name
> (as always), but he said some interesting things about PDT development:
> There are some presentations and documents about the PDT development and how
> to get into it.
> I played with the idea for a long time to get involved in the PDT project.
> There is only one thing, that isn't so easy: to get into such a project, to
> find out how everything works,... . What I'm looking for is some information
> material about the PDT project. I've done some small experiments with
> extending Eclipse, but I don't see a useful thing that I can do for my own.
> So I'd like to play at first a bit around with the PDT source (to learn it)
> and with the time to become a committer (solving bugs and at some time I can
> implement a new feature).
> What I'm searching is any kind of useful material to get into the
> development of PDT. I found some peaces with searching but it's hard to know
> how good it is, how new, and so on.
> I thank you already for your help! And thank you for PDT it made my PHP
> development a lot easier and more fun.
> For people which are interested in who I am:
> I'm a 20 years old Apprentice (I work three days and go two days to school).
> I've been developing PHP for more than five years, Java for about three
> years (but very intensive). I also have the SCJA and SCJP – but I don't
> think that this say a lot about my programming skills.
> I work for the SFMS Management AG (but in reality for SWX Swiss Exchange AG)
> and there I'm writing in C# for .NET. For PDT I will work in my free time,
> so the whole thing doesn't have to do anything with my company.
> I also have experience with other programming languages: Visual Basic
> (everyone has to start with something ;-) ), Delphi, a bit of school C,
> Python and so on. At home I use Gentoo and Windows XP as my preferred OS but
> I have also experience (most of them I used for a short time during my
> education) with other platforms like Solaris, OpenVMS, a lot GNU/Linux
> Distr. and the Mac OS.
> I was born in Russia but I've been living in Switzerland since I was 6 years
> old. My target in education is to go to the university (ETHZ:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/ETHZ) and get a Master. My current education is a
> bit hard to describe. I can only describe the school with "boring" because
> of the things you learn. Because of that I try to do a lot at home for my
> education like the SCJA / SCJP, reading books and developing and hopefully
> soon working on PDT.
> Thank you and I wish you all a sunny day,
> Gregor Wegberg
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William Candillon