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Kim Horne reminded me today about greatbugs. I don’t know if Eclipse contributors know this, but it brings us committers such joy when a bug comes with detailed steps to reproduce, a patch and a test case. It’s a trifecta of bug squashing goodness.

It saves committers a ton of time if there is an easy way to reproduce the problem and a solution attached. In PDE, we recently filed a bug to do some refactoring around project operations and in the back of our minds thought that this type of stuff would never get addressed. Lo and behold, Les Jones contributed an excellent patch and test case to boot for the enhancement. Les will make his way to the PDE Hall of Fame soon πŸ™‚

On a side note, Ian Bull (PDE Incubator committer) squeezed in an enhancement for 3.4M3 today. It will now be easier to work with your launch configurations when dealing with thousands of bundles. By the way, someone should hire Ian, I hear he’s finishing his PhD soon and I will be personally devastated if he doesn’t find a good job.

  • Eugene Kuleshov

    Hmm. I think that is quite weird option to hide stuff user may actually need to know about.

    On the other hand I really miss button that would put a check mark on selected entries (you know, Shift-Down, Down, Down… is much faster then Down, Space, Down, Space, Down, Space…

  • Eugene Kuleshov

    Hmm. I think that is quite weird option to hide stuff user may actually need to know about. On the other hand I really miss button that would put a check mark on selected entries (you know, Shift-Down, Down, Down… is much faster then Down, Space, Down, Space, Down, Space…

  • Bull

    Eugene,

    The reason I wanted this was more in the bundles tab than the plug-in one. I currently have > 1500 bundles, and when I launch an OSGi app, I only really need to configure a small subset (set the run level, auto start, etc…), plus it is hard to see which ones I have actually selected.

  • Bull

    Eugene, The reason I wanted this was more in the bundles tab than the plug-in one. I currently have > 1500 bundles, and when I launch an OSGi app, I only really need to configure a small subset (set the run level, auto start, etc…), plus it is hard to see which ones I have actually selected.

  • Eugene Kuleshov

    Ian, I do understand your pain, but I also think that this issue should be addressed on a deeper level and PDE should provide a better user assistance. For example, support quick filtering, support additional grouping (i.e. by working set), and also should allow to configure more then one Target platform per workspace.

  • Eugene Kuleshov

    Ian, I do understand your pain, but I also think that this issue should be addressed on a deeper level and PDE should provide a better user assistance. For example, support quick filtering, support additional grouping (i.e. by working set), and also should allow to configure more then one Target platform per workspace.

  • Bull

    πŸ™‚ I am working on the filtering right now. Bug# 207064.

  • Bull

    πŸ™‚ I am working on the filtering right now. Bug# 207064.

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    damn, I just noticed some fun accessibility issues with that screenshot.

  • Chris Aniszczyk (zx)

    damn, I just noticed some fun accessibility issues with that screenshot.

  • Eugene Kuleshov

    Alg-g four times it must me some kind of record. πŸ™‚

  • Eugene Kuleshov

    Alg-g four times it must me some kind of record. πŸ™‚