Friday, December 16, 2005

Version 0.03 released

Amazing how 3 or 4 "minor" bugs can screw up an editor...

Anyway, I released v0.03 to SF. You can get it here.

There were just minor bug fixes. However, one of those "minor" bugs was preventing one from editing files. You can edit files now. There are sometimes problems saving the files, though (this is to be corrected as soon as I can spare the time).

JS

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wooow!

Maybe its time to write first tutorial on how to make own plugins? :)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:17:00 PM  
Blogger João Saraiva said...

That would certainly be a good idea. When I get some free time, I will do so.

Meanwhile, a good place to start is the plugin creation tutorials for Eclipse itself. Since this version of Eclipse.NET is still very similar to Eclipse, the concepts still apply; only some names change.

As for the age of the current version: this version seems to be pretty stable, barring a few minor bugs related to the text editor. There have been some commits to the SWT version, but nothing that would justify the release of a new version...

If anyone has any questions until that document is released, please mail them to me ( jppmssaraiva@gmail.com ).

Regards,
JS

P.S.: I say "this version of Eclipse.NET" because I am working on a version completely based on WinForms (thus non-dependant on SWT). I am still in NFace, adapting its concepts to WinForms as best as I can, but time seems to slip like sand through my fingers... :(

Sunday, January 14, 2007 4:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this project still active? I see no rleases after '05

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 12:35:00 PM  
Blogger João Saraiva said...

Hi!

Yes, the project is active. :-) The reason no releases have been made so far is because the next version is in the works (in our - short - spare time...), and there have been no bug reports to originate a new version with such bugs corrected.

The next version will be much more oriented towards the .NET platform itself, instead of a "mere" conversion of the Java equivalent; however, there are lots of functionalities that must be added/redone, and that is why the new version is taking a while. Anyway, you can always monitor the project's activity through its Subversion repository: the latest commit must be only a few weeks old (the last time I had spare time :-P ).

Best Regards,
JS

Tuesday, April 08, 2008 2:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you need help with the project I would be interested.

I am currently writting a "host" application in C# the would accept plugins. I though about porting Eclipse model, but since I have to do something faster than that, I went with another approach. Although I would really like to port Eclipse...

drocheleau2002@yahoo.com

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 12:04:00 AM  
Blogger João Saraiva said...

Hi!

The current version (Eclipse.NET v0.0.3) is actually a direct port of Eclipse 2.1.3 :-) (with some adaptations to work in the .NET framework). So, if you need to obtain such an application quickly, be sure to try it out. The major downside of this version is that it only works in Windows (because it still uses the SWT widget framework); it still does not work in Linux or Mono (this last part is due to some library incompatibilities that I hope will be solved by the next version). However, it is fully functional, and we have used it in a somewhat-complex case-study (see http://isg.inesc-id.pt/alb/ProjectITStudio@79.aspx for further details; although some parts are in Portuguese, I think the major part of the page is in English).

Also, the next version will be more .NET-oriented, but still maintaining the Eclipse's architectural concepts (e.g., plugin, extension-point, etc.). If it's a good architecture, no point in ruining it :-) .

Finally, if you wish to participate in the development, be sure to create a SourceForge.net user account (if you haven't already), as I need to know your SF.net username in order to add you to the project. Afterward, we'll talk about possible areas of work (and/or areas in which you would like to work :-) ).

Best regards,
JS

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 11:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the latest version still based on Eclipse v2.1.3?.

Or, is it based on a port of the later/latest Eclipse v3.x and then oriented more towards the .NET platform?

Thursday, May 29, 2008 6:01:00 PM  
Blogger João Saraiva said...

Hi!

The latest version available on SourceForge is still based on Eclipse 2.1.3.
As for the next version, it will still be loosely based on 2.1.3. I personally feel that we should not try to accompany Eclipse's evolution, as it would be rather counterproductive (considering that Java and .NET technologies are still somewhat different, and there is IKVM.NET and all), but rather that we should have a .NET-oriented platform. From what I've seen, Eclipse's evolution has mainly been technological, and its core architecture has remained the same (which is good, of course).
Of course, I can be wrong. Comments are appreciated! :-)

Regards,
JS

Monday, June 02, 2008 11:31:00 PM  

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