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Galileo Test Drive

I had fun test driving Galileo this weekend. Things are looking pretty good… it’s exciting to see over 30 Eclipse projects be part of the Galileo simultaneous release this year. Since Eclipse uses OSGi and has a great extensibility mechanism via the extension registry, we make it really easy for plug-ins to play together. This may sound great, but there’s a problem with seamless integration sometimes. For example, take a look at this screenshot from Galileo:

What’s the problem here? Well, it seems we have some people that think their contributions are the most important in the world. It happens, it’s very common for a developer to do something like this because it’s much harder to scope a contribution than to simply add one. I’m going to do my part and open bugs against issues I find… we’re lucky to have early access to Galileo builds so we can do a review like this. I heartily recommend that Eclipse committers give Galileo and early test drive and look for problems. By reporting and solving these problems early, we can make a better release for our consumers.

If you’re going over the Galileo release, why not take some time to go over the Eclipse UI guidelines too?

  • Marcelo Paternostro

    One of these is entirely my fault :-/ I’ve committed the code for 193147 and haven’t had the time to work on important details like not placing the ‘Generate Models’ button on every toolbar.

    I will make sure this is fixed on our next build. And then I will probably ask you to update the image above šŸ˜›

  • Marcelo Paternostro

    One of these is entirely my fault :-/ I’ve committed the code for 193147 and haven’t had the time to work on important details like not placing the ‘Generate Models’ button on every toolbar.I will make sure this is fixed on our next build. And then I will probably ask you to update the image above šŸ˜›

  • Max

    gawd, it keeps growing…got some bugids for what you have reported until now ?

  • Max

    gawd, it keeps growing…got some bugids for what you have reported until now ?

  • Marcelo Paternostro

    I am looking at how to filter out the toolbar item and I have to confess I really don't know how to do it. Same goes for another issue Ed noticed: the new command doesn't have a 'category' on Customize Perspective-> Toolbar Visibility.

    Can you point out any reading material? Perhaps even better, do you think you could update the PDE sample that shows how to use commands? At this moment, the generated project presents the flaws my implementation has.

  • Marcelo Paternostro

    I am looking at how to filter out the toolbar item and I have to confess I really don't know how to do it. Same goes for another issue Ed noticed: the new command doesn't have a 'category' on Customize Perspective-> Toolbar Visibility.Can you point out any reading material? Perhaps even better, do you think you could update the PDE sample that shows how to use commands? At this moment, the generated project presents the flaws my implementation has.