Thursday, April 30, 2009

Where in the world is ...

Have you ever wondered where all the Eclipse Committers and Contributors are?  Have a look at the map above, and add yourself.  It's Zeemaps, so no registration is needed.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Map of committers, contributors, users

Matt took a few minutes to put together a map of all the Eclipse committers, contributors and users.  Go add yourself -- you don't need to register or anything:

Let's fill this map up!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Eclipse torrents, part II

In my never-ending quest to save everyone's bandwidth, I put together some bit torrent files for the EPP packages, and for the Eclipse Classic download.  The tracker and seed are running on a minimalist virtual server, and I'm curious to see if it will be capable of handling the load that our marvellous Eclipse community can generate when a new Release is published.

If anyone wants to help me test this out, go ahead and seed your favourite downloads. If it works reliably, I'll kindly ask Nathan to add the proper links to the main downloads page.

Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers (196 MB)

Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (85 MB)

Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers (67 MB)

Eclipse Modeling Tools (includes Incubating components) (310 MB)

Eclipse for RCP/Plug-in Developers (174 MB)

Eclipse IDE for Java and Report Developers (195 MB)

Eclipse Classic 3.4.2 (151 MB)

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Help translate Eclipse in time for Galileo

At Babel, the Eclipse globalization project, we're busy getting ready for the Galileo release.  Our goal is to have the most complete, accurate and polished language packs ready for download with Galileo.

After fixing some stats issues, we were excited to see that Eclipse 3.4 is 98.8% complete for Chinese and French, and over 90% complete for four other languages.  You can see all the Eclipse 3.4 stats here. Many thanks to Adobe for donating the full translation set for Eclipse 3.4 in six languages, and IBM's Eclipse 3.2 translations which were used as a starting point.

We're currently migrating the existing translations to the upcoming Eclipse 3.5/Galileo projects.

How can I help?

There are many ways you can help :

1. Get a Bugzilla account and start translating! You'll be productive in less than three minutes.

2. If you know PHP/MySQL, check out the Babel Server code and submit patches.

3. If you know Java, help advance the Messages Editor plugin.

4. Download and test the language packs we build.

5. Test Eclipse for proper string externalization with the Pseudo Language Packs.  Report i18n issues with the projects.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

git to replace CVS, Bugzilla, mailing lists, more at

With all the DVCS talk at EclipseCon and in The Bug, I quickly became convinced git is the way to go.  With git, we can not only remove CVS and SVN, but Bugzilla also.  Want to report a bug?  Just file a git.  Got a patch?  Just commit it, and git will figure itself out.

Mailing lists?  No more.  Just send a git, and everyone will get it.  Got it?

XMPP and IRC will also be deprecated -- you just need to git someone.  For IRC channels, just set up a git hub.

Newsgroups and web forums are so passé.  Just post a git.

Our MySQL databases will also be migrated to git.  Instead of SQL queries, a git fetch will be used.  Much more efficient, and there's no need for a central servers, as all fetches will be handled by peers.

These are exciting times!