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General

Import Projects

A new Import Projects wizard is available via the File > Open Projects…​ menu and via the general Import…​ command under General > Projects from Folder or Archive.

Compared to other ways to import or create projects, this wizard aims at being a universal wizard that, from a source directory or archive, can detect and configure various kinds of projects.

import projects

This wizard relies on an extensible set of strategies that look at the content of the import source to detect file types, project layout patterns, or even look into some files in order to deduct which folders should be turned into projects and how those should be configured. Configuration usually involves setting up project natures and preferences.

The import strategies are contributed via the new extension point org.eclipse.ui.ide.projectConfigurator, so that other IDE components can contribute detection and configuration specific to the technology they’re supporting.

Search in binary files

The Search > File... dialog has a new option to search in binary files as well.

search binary files

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).

Automatic Save of dirty editors

Auto-save of dirty editors is now available in Eclipse. The autosave option is disabled by default. A new autosave preference page (Preferences > General > Editors > Autosave) is available and allows to enable/disable the autosave and change the interval of autosave. The countdown is reset on keyboard activity, mouse click, or when a popup is displayed (e.g. content assist, preference page, …​).

autosave preference page

Look and Feel

Resolution-based image auto-scaling

Images now automatically scale on high-DPI monitors on Windows and Linux, similar to the Mac’s Retina support on OS X. In the absence of high-resolution images, available images are automatically scaled proportionately to the resolution of the monitor.

swt high dpi

Preference setting to disable CSS based theming

You can disable the CSS-based styling of the Eclipse IDE via Preferences > General > Appearance > Enable theming. This will prevent the Eclipse Workbench from rendering custom colors, shades, and borders, and may result in better performance.

enable disable theming

Full Screen

The Full Screen feature is now also available on Windows and Linux. You can toggle the mode via shortcut (Alt+F11) or menu (Window > Appearance > Toggle Full Screen).

When Full Screen is activated, you’ll see a dialog which tells you how to turn it off again.

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.

ide with toolbars

The next screenshot shows the same maximized editor but with hidden toolbars.

ide full screen

Word wrap in text editors

A Toggle Word Wrap button has been added to the workbench toolbar. Shortcut: Alt+Shift+Y.

word wrap

By default, text editors are opened with word wrap disabled.

Commands and shortcuts to zoom in text editors

In text editors, you can now use Zoom In (Ctrl++ or Ctrl+=) and Zoom Out (Ctrl+-) commands to increase and decrease the font size.

Like a change in the General > Appearance > Colors and Fonts preference page, the commands persistently change the font size in all editors of the same type. If the editor type’s font is configured to use a default font, then that default font will be zoomed.

Pinch to zoom in text editors

To temporarily zoom the editor font in text editors, use a "pinch" gesture on a touchpad. Put two fingers on the touchpad and move them apart or together.

To reset the original font size, rotate two fingers by at least 45°, or close and reopen the editor (Navigate > Back).

Those gestures only affect the current editor. Changes are neither propagated to other editors nor persisted.

SWT currently only supports these gestures on OS X and on Windows systems that use the native multi-touch support. Touchpads that emulate mouse move/scroll events don’t support gestures. Gesture support on GTK is not implemented yet.

Directly start previously selected workspaces in the launcher

The workspace selection dialog now allows you to start a previously selected workspace directly via a link. The path to the workspace is shortened. The full path is available if you hover over the link.

recent workspace launcher

You can remove existing entries via the context menu.

Selecting the text editor for unassociated file types

On the Preferences > General > Editors > File Association page, you can now define an editor selection strategy for unassociated file types. Three strategies are provided out-of-the-box:

  • Search Marketplace (default) will use the Eclipse Marketplace Client to search the Eclipse Marketplace for plug-ins that support the file type;

  • System Editor; if none: Text Editor will open the system editor associated with the file, if available. If no system editor is associated with the given file, fall back to the Eclipse Text Editor;

  • Text Editor will always open Eclipse’s Text Editor on unassociated file types; and

  • Ask via pop-up will open the same dialog as using Open With > Other... on a file and let you choose which editor to use (inside or outside the IDE).

It’s possible to assign an editor for an unassociated file type either via this same preference page, or via the Open With > Other... context-menu on the file.

The implementation comes with a new extension-point org.eclipse.ui.ide.unknownEditorStrategy that allows external contributions of additional strategies.

Quick Access improvements

Quick Access (Ctrl+3) is a small text field in the toolbar. You can use it to trigger any command in the Eclipse Workbench.

eclipse quick access improved search

You can now restrict the search to Views, Commands, etc. by typing the category name followed by a colon. For example, to filter the list of all the views, start typing "Views: " in the search-box.

A few usability bugs have been fixed: The tooltip shows the keyboard shortcut, the number of search results per category is independent of the size of the proposals window, and the list with previous choices already opens when you click the field with the mouse.

New Welcome Screen

The Welcome/Intro introduces a new Solstice theme that provides a new modern appearance and enhanced functionality.

eclipse welcome solstice

In Eclipse 3.x, the Go to Workbench button on the Welcome page would minimize the Welcome page to the window status bar. This behavior has been restored.

eclipse welcome launchbar

Other Changes and Improvements

More

The look of the toolbar in the MacOS default theme was adjusted to align with other MacOS applications.

To save space in the toolbar, the perspective switcher has been changed to show only the icons of perspectives by default. You can show the text again via the context menu.

The 'date' variable, supported in editor and code templates, now allows you to specify which format to use when inserting the current date (or time).

The 'word_selection' and 'line_selection' variables, supported in editor and code templates, now allow you to specify a default value to use if the current text selection is empty.

The workspace name is now shown at the beginning of the window title by default. The initial name is the name of the workspace directory.

When you export your preference settings via File > Export…​ > Preferences, the preferences are now sorted alphabetically in the resulting file.

Eclipse has been updated to include improved support for the Wayland display manager.

Java™

Eclipse Neon includes numerous bug fixes and improvements in the Java 8 support, along with a lot of other useful features.

Java 9

Launching on Java 9

Launching Eclipse with recent Java 9 previews fails with NoClassDefFoundErrors for javax/annotation/PostConstruct and similar types.

The workaround is to add the VM arguments

-addmods java.se.ee

either on the command line after -vmargs, or at the end of the eclipse.ini file on two separate lines.

Java Editor

ifNotNull/ifNull templates

The Java editor now offers default templates for creating "== null" and "!= null" checks.

if null template

New Info severity level

You can now specify Info as a severity level for the problems detected by the Eclipse Java compiler.

info severity

A new decorator has been added to indicate information severity problems detected by the Eclipse Java Compiler.

info problem decorator

You can now configure the severity of a compiler problem by invoking the new Quick Fix (Ctrl+1) which opens the Java > Compiler > Errors/Warnings preference page and highlights the configurable problem.

configure problem severity

Substring code completion

Content Assist now supports substring patterns. Enter any part of the desired proposal’s text, and Content Assist will find it! For example, completing on selection proposes all results containing selection as a substring.

substring code completion

This feature can be disabled using the Show substring matches option on the Java > Editor > Content Assist preference page.

Clean Up to remove redundant type arguments

A new option to remove redundant type arguments has been added under the Unnecessary Code group of the Clean Up profile.

remove redundant type arguments

New options in code formatter

In the new Parentheses tab, you can order the formatter to keep parentheses of various Java elements on separate lines, i.e. put a line break after the opening parenthesis and before the closing parenthesis. This can be done always, only when parentheses are not empty, or when their content is wrapped. There’s also an option to preserve existing positions, if you want to manually manage parentheses positions on a case-by-case basis.

formatter parentheses

In the Line Wrapping tab, you can set the wrapping policy for parameterized types, you can decide to wrap before or after operators in assignments and conditional expressions, and you can control the wrapping policy of 'for' loop headers.

formatter wrap for

The Align fields in columns feature in the Indentation section can now be configured to recognize groups separated by empty lines and align them independently.

formatter align groups

In the New lines section, you can control if new lines should be added after annotations on enum constants.

formatter enum constants

Create new fields from method parameters

You can now assign all parameters of a method or constructor to new fields at once using the new Quick Assist (Ctrl+1):

assign all params to new fields

Java Views, Wizards, and Other UI

Project Explorer Improvements

The Project Explorer view now groups referenced libraries in a new container node.

show referenced libraries node project explorer

You can now hide empty library containers in the Project Explorer view by selecting the new filter in its Customize View…​ dialog.

hide empty library containers project explorer

Add meta-annotations while creating a new Java annotation type

You can now choose to add @Retention, @Target and @Documented meta-annotations along with their applicable values while creating a new Java annotation type.

add meta annotations

Search on multi-selections

You can now select multiple elements in views like Package Explorer and Outline and then search for References, Declarations, Implementors, and Read/Write Access (where applicable):

search on multi selections

You can even select results in the Search view and start a new search for those elements. To follow method call chains, you’d probably use Open Call Hierarchy, though.

JUnit Support

Assertions are now enabled by default for new JUnit launch configurations. You can disable this on the Preferences > Java > JUnit page.

Debug

Installing breakpoints from unrelated projects

Multiple versions of the same Java type can be available in a workspace, and each version can have breakpoints configured at different source locations. When debugging, JDT tries to determine the "right" set of breakpoints to install in the target VM. This analysis now uses Java project dependencies by default.

To always install all enabled breakpoints, you can disable the new option Preferences > Java > Debug > Do not install breakpoints from unrelated projects.

Null Analysis

Multiple sets of null annotations

You can now configure annotation-based null analysis to use multiple sets of annotation types. This is relevant if your project uses 3rd party libraries that already use null annotations in their API, where the annotations used in a library may be different from those used in the current project.

Please open the dialog for configuring null annotation types from the project properties at Java Compiler > Errors/Warnings > Null analysis:

prefs errors warnings

In the dialog that opens, only one primary set of annotations is supported; these are the annotations which JDT actively uses in Quick Fixes, error messages etc. These annotations must be present on the project’s build path.

You can now add an arbitrary number of secondary null annotation types, to be evaluated when reading class files external to the project. Within the configuration dialog, Content Assist is offered based on accessible annotation types, but for secondary annotation types unresolved names will be tolerated. This avoids the need to bloat the build path with transitive compile-time dependencies.

annotation selection

Improved null analysis with generics

The interplay of null annotations and generics has been improved in several regards.

The basic concepts had already been documented in the online help, but not all that was documented was actually checked by null analysis. With the changes outlined below, null analysis based on type annotations is even more capable than previous versions.

(1) The first batch of contributed improvements implements what we call pessimistic analysis for free type variables, which affects implementors of generic types.

pessimistic analysis

In order to allow clients to instantiate such a generic class with either a @NonNull or a @Nullable type as substitution for the "free type variable" <T>, the implementation of that class must account for the worst in both directions:

  • To anticipate a @NonNull type, each field typed to a free type variable must be initialized with a non-null value, and passing null where T is expected is illegal; and

  • To anticipate a @Nullable type, each dereference must be preceded by a null check.

At the bottom of each problem hover, you will find a link to the corresponding configuration option, should you like to change the severity of this diagnostic. Note that configurability is mainly given for smooth migration from previous JDT version; conceptually, problems detected by pessimistic analysis should be treated as errors, because they invalidate the null-guarantees given by a generic type.

configure pessimistic analysis

(2) The second improvement concerns consumption of generic types from a library, more specifically: invocations of library methods whose return type is given by a free type variable.

If the library type is instantiated with a @NonNull type as the type argument, we generally want to interpret the mentioned return type as non-null, too. This is problematic only for some "legacy" methods, which may return null without declaring so. The most prominent example is java.util.Map.get(K).

The analysis cannot see whether absence of a null annotation for such a return type is intentional (in the above sense of "free type variables"), or an omission that should be fixed. For that reason a new warning has been implemented to alert about this situation.

unsafe nonnull interpretation

In the above example, both fields list and map provide @NonNull String as a type argument, hence the return types of both get methods are interpreted as non-null. For List this is desired, for Map it is a bug.

The dilemma can be resolved by adding a (possibly empty) external annotation file (.eea) to each affected library class. By using an empty annotation file, the user signals that all types in this class should be interpreted verbatim (like in the List case - use with care). In the other case, the missing @Nullable annotation should be added as an external annotation (like in the Map case).

In a project that is not yet configured to use external annotations for the library in question, the warning is demoted to level "information". Generally, the severity of this problem is configured using the option right below the one mentioned above, titled Unsafe '@NonNull' interpretation of free type variable from library.

(3) Finally, a small utility class, org.eclipse.jdt.annotation.Checks, has been included in the bundle org.eclipse.jdt.annotation_2.1.0 containing helper methods for typical idioms for improving and documenting null safety.

Quick Fix to add @NonNull to local variable

When a "potential null pointer access" problem is raised against a local variable, the reason is not always obvious. Perhaps null is assigned somewhere deep inside a complex control flow. If annotation-based null analysis is enabled, a new Quick Fix is offered (Ctrl+1), that adds a @NonNull annotation to the local variable.

add nonnull1

While this may not produce correct code, it tells the compiler your intention to not allow null in this variable, and subsequently the compiler will answer with more helpful warnings or errors pointing to the root problem. In the given example, it will alert you of subtleties about using unconstrained type variables.

C/C++

Eclipse Neon includes many improvements in stability and some new functionality for C/C++ developers.

General

Import Projects

When code completion is invoked in a function call expression, appropriate substitutions are suggested for each of the function parameters.

Function call

Create New Class - Quick Fix

In C files if "Type not found" error is detected, there is a new *Quick Fix* now to create a class based on that type, which opens the *New C Class Wizard*. Note: to enable quick user must enable "Type cannot be resolved" problem in "Code Analysis" settings

CPPnewClass

Format Edited Lines Save Action

It is now possible to format either the whole file or only the edited lines when a source or a header file is saved.

Save Actions

Suppressions in code

It is now possible to suppress code analysis errors/warnings by adding comments in the code.

x = x; // @suppress("assignment in condition") because I know better

The comment is actually configurable using problem parameters (@suppress(<title>) is default).

Debug

Gdbserver options

For automatic remote debugging sessions, CDT now supports specifying extra options that will be passed to gdbserver when starting it. This way, users could activate debug messages (--debug), benefit of wrapper option (--wrapper) that gdbserver supports or use the other available command-line options of gdbserver.

Gdbserver settings tab

OS Resources View Improvements

The OS Resources view displays different information about the resources of the operating system, such as list of all processes running on the target or files opened by processes on target.

Now it is possible to attach to processes associated with selected resources directly from OS Resources view without resorting to "Connect to a process" button from Debug View.

OS Resources Attach

This feature requires non-stop mode support to be activated.

OS Resources View lists a lot of text information. Now it is possible to copy selected lines to the clipboard to save for later comparison.

Debug UX

In an effort to reduce clutter, the Connect button was removed from the Debug toolbar. The action is still available from the Debug view context-menu as shown below. Furthermore, connecting to a process can now be done using the OS Resources view as described in this section.

CDT Removed Connect Button

To streamline the UI, the "New…​" button of the Connect dialogue which was used to create a new process has been removed. This action is available instead from the Debug view context-menu as shown below.

CDT RemoveNewButton

Other Change and Improvements

The Makefile Editor now provides a single key Ctrl+/ to toggle comments rather than have Ctrl+/ to comment and Ctrl+\ to uncomment. This is consistent with CDT and Java editors.

Docker Tools

General

Dockerfile Editor

The 'Dockerfile Editor' provides users with content assist on the commands (ADD, COPY, RUN, etc.) as well as a customizable syntax highlighting.

Dockerfile editor

Executing shell in a container

Users can be given access to a shell environment within the container even if the container has a service running in the foreground. This is particularly useful for examining the container, and for debugging purposes.

Docker exec shell

Running privileged containers

Containers can be run with the --privileged flag, which gives them extended privileges, such as accessing all devices, and allowing them nearly all the same access to the host as regular processes running on the host (i.e., not in containers).

Docker privileged option

Supporting disconnections

Sometimes the Docker instances that were configured in Eclipse are not running anymore (the Docker Machine is stopped, for example). In that case, the Docker Explorer view will display a different decorator for those connections, and an "Enable connection" button in the toolbar will let the user reconnect.

Docker disabled connection

Editing connection settings

A new wizard lets the user edit the connection name, and settings. This is particularly useful when the connection belongs to a Docker Machine whose IP address changed upon restart.

Docker edit connection

Pushing/Pulling/Searching for Authenticated Registries

Support now exists for performing actions upon Docker registries using authentication credentials. Users can simply set their credentials in the workspace preference page (Docker/Registry Accounts).

Docker registry accounts

These credentials may be accessed through the Registry/Account combo box in the Push/Pull Wizards. The location of a registry can also be entered manually if it doesn’t require any credentials.

Docker account pull image

PHP

The Eclipse Neon release includes significant improvements in stability (including fixes for more than 100 bugs) and a lot of new functionality for PHP developers.

PHP Language

Eclipse Neon provides better error messages for unsupported PHP versions (especially for legacy versions).

PHP 7

PHP 7 is the default version for new workspaces.

Pdt37 php7

Final support for PHP 7 scalar type declarations.

Pdt40 scalar

The syntax highlighter now fully supports PHP 7 context sensitive keywords.

Pdt40 context sensitive

Editors

Code Assist

The PHP validator identifies non abstract methods without body.

Pdt40 no body

Inappropriate use of multiple access modifiers (eg. public private functions)

Pdt40 multiple access modifiers

The validator no longer analyzes PHP comments (except in PHPDoc comments).

Pdt40 use

Improved Code Assist for @param, @return, and @throws tags inside PHPDoc

Pdt37 ca1 Pdt37 ca2

The PHP indexer is significantly faster than in previous versions. The UI remains responsive when indexing is in progress.

Better task tags (e.g. @todo) detection

Pdt40 task tags

Methods and functions are visible as void only if they do not have return and yield statements. The otherwise have the declared return type or mixed.

Pdt40 return types

Simple types (int, bool, string, …​) are included in the suggestions for for PHP >= 7 function return types.

Pdt40 return sugestion
More Code Assist
  • Improved Code Assist for unfinished class and method bodies;

  • Improved support around @inheritdoc (coloring and code assist).

Highlighting

More semantic highlighters are enabled by default, including class, deprecation, and constants.

Pdt40 default highlighters

Improved highlighting for array type.

Pdt40 array highlight

Added support for instanceof and insteadof in class semantic highlighter.

Pdt40 class instanceof

Assign to local quick assist (ctrl/cmd + 2 + L)

Pdt40 assign to local

Function / method return types are available in Content Assist proposals

Pdt40 ca return types

Content Assist now supports colored labels

Pdt40 colored labels

PHP Editor Commands

Buttons have been added to the editor toolbar to enable/disable Word wrap, Block selection, and Show white space characters.

Pdt40 editor actions

More PHP Editor Improvemvents

  • Improved code assist performance for files with many assignments;

  • General performance improvements for PHPDoc generation

  • Smart parenthesis works correctly inside closures

  • abstract keyword is no longer proposed inside method body

  • Deprecated highlighting is shown even if class in same namespace

  • Content assist and hover tooltips shows function / method return types

  • Improved deprecation highlighter support for inherited members

IDE Integration

Integration with the Project Explorer view has been improved, including dedicated support for PHP Project elements and specific actions, and support for traits when the "group by namespace" option is selected.

PHP Language Libraries have PHP Version badge

Pdt40 php version badge

"Add PHP support…​" no longer visible in PHP-enabled projects (i.e. when it is unnecessary).

PHP Quick Fixes are available in Problems View.

Pdt37 quickfix

PHP Debugging

Eclipse Neon includes numerous bug fixes and improvements in the PHP Debugging.

Exception Breakpoints

Support for PHP exception breakpoints

Pdt ExceptionBP

More Debugging

  • OSX support improvements

  • Improvements in debugger variables support

  • No longer display outdated values

  • Fix ignored breakpoints

  • Added support for class statics inside namespace

  • Remove PDT "Parameter Stack" view (the Variables view renders this outdated Parameter Stack view as redundant and useless).\

  • Breakpoints work with linked resources

  • Xdebug debugging via SSH tunnel

JavaScript and JSON

JavaScript Development

New EcmaScript 2015 Parser

Significant new work has been invested in the JavaScript development tools, starting with a new parser with EcmaScript 2015 (ES6) support. With this, the Eclipse IDE recognizes and support ES6 language constructs and provides better validation accuracy compared to the earlier parser.

Libraries and Tools

Both Bower and npm are supported with creation wizards and launch shortcuts for executing update and install commands. Grunt and gulp build systems are accessible from within the Project Explorer view and can be executed via launch shortcuts.

Node.js runtimes are now directly supported (Eclipse Preferences > JavaScript > Runtimes) including a new launch configuration type can be used to run and debug Node.js applications. Node.js applications can be debugged directly from the editor via the Chromium V8 debugger, with full support for breakpoints and inspecting JavaScript variable values in the Variables view (and when you hover over an in-scope variable).

v8 debugger

JSON Development

JSON Editor

The new JSON editor provides support to edit some well-known JSON file types including package.json, bower.json, .bowerrc, and .jshintrc. This support includes the following features:

  • Syntax Coloring which can be customized with preferences;

  • An Outline Tree view;

  • Text hover on JSON Objects/Array keys and values;

  • Text folding on JSON Objects and Arrays; and

  • Editor extensions for custom hyperlinks, json schema validation, and hover help

json editor

Modeling

Code Generation

Builds

Acceleo introduced a new mechanism to launch code generators as part of a Maven build which is way easier and more robust by integrating with Tycho.

acceleo launcher

You will find several examples in this repository ranging from launchging an UML to C code generation to exporting a Modeling project as a website.

Model Editors

Amalgam

The Amalgam project brings a new view to navigate and explore models. Ecore models are supported right away and the view can be extended to support your domain specific models.

amalgam explorer

EcoreTools

When using the Ecore graphical modeler references might now be displayed directly within the class shapes if it’s target is not in the diagram.

ecoretools refnodes

Inherited references will also be displayed if the super types are not in the diagram.

ecoretools inheritedcontent

EMF Parsley

EMF Parsley is a lightweight framework that allows easy and quick UI development based upon EMF. EMF Parsley is built on top of the EMF Edit framework and it implements features like Trees, Forms and Table builders with standard JFace databinding, providing a complete component-based toolset. EMF Parsley can be configured to use all kinds of EMF persistence implementations (XMI, Teneo, CDO).

Moreover a DSL allows to easily customize several behaviors in each component.

parsley components

Model Comparison

Visual Comparison and Merge

The Neon release brings experimental support for comparing diagrams of Sirius based modelers.

compare sirius family

With a right-click on a model element or resource in the viewer, a new context menu now offers you to merge all non-conflicting differences that are contained in the selected model element or resource with one click.

With local models (both writable):

compare local

With a read-only side (for example when comparing against a previous version in Git):

compare readonly

Each button now has a specific tooltip for each case depending on the selected element. It will display the best information depending on the context: which object will be affected by the merge action, and which side will be modified (or not) by the action.

compare context tooltips

Custom Graphical Editors

Rich Property Views

With the new version of Sirius you can now define rich property views alongside the diagram definition without having to write a line of code.

This capability is introduced as an experimental feature for Eclipse Neon and will be extended in the next months based on the user community feedback.

sirius properties

Image Rendering

Packs of SVG shapes can now be contributed through a plug-in to be reused in other modelers:

svg stencils
svg stencils pick

SVG rendering has been improved and is now pixel-perfect whatever the zoom level.

Before:

svg render before

With Sirius 4.0:

svg render after

It is now possible to define dash edge styles for both the nodes and the containers (like it was already possible for edges).

sirius border styles

And the border node position relative to its parent can now be constrained on a specific side (NORTH, EAST, WEST or SOUTH).

bordernodeposition

More

The Link with editor support has been improved and is now bidirectional.

bidi link

You now have the possibility to configure which elements to automatically select after a tool execution, using this it is possible to streamline the user experience by making sure that it is always possible to directly type right after the application of the tool.

elements to select

The labels which are attached to an edge are now staying closer to it during a user modification.

edge stability

A new mechanism is introduced to externalize the messages in a .odesign model.

i18n

Lifecycle Tools

Gerrit Connector

Build Status on Patch Sets

The status of builds triggered by a patch set is shown on that patch set instead of appearing as comments. If the Hudson/Jenkins connector is installed, users can open the test results in the JUnit view directly from the patch set. This may not work if the Gerrit trigger plugin is configured with custom messages.

gerrit builds

Task to Review Traceability

The task editor contains a section showing the reviews associated with the task, and indicates which reviews have unread incoming changes.

reviews section

Comment Threads

Inline comments are shown in threads, directly in the patch sets section in the review editor. This makes it easy to see the conversation taking place at a given line of code. Unread incoming comments are highlighed in blue.

review comment threads

Inline Comments

Inline comments can now be edited and replied to inline, without opening a separate dialog.

inline comments

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