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Happy to announce AM3 (Developer Milestone 3) build for Eclipse Neon.

Downloads available at JBoss Tools 4.4.1 AM3.

A late bug has been discovered in the Docker Tools on the Windows platform. It prevents the Docker Explorer to be displayed and affects also Openshift users. This will be fixed in the next release of JBoss Tools. A workaround exists: after you install JBoss Tools, restart your Eclipse and run Help > Install new software > Work with: http://download.eclipse.org/linuxtools/updates-docker-nightly/ > select Docker Tooling > install. Restart when prompted.

What is New?

Full info is at this page. Some highlights are below.

OpenShift 3

Although our main focus is bug fixes, we continue to work on providing better experience for container based development in JBoss Tools and Developer Studio. Let’s go through a few interesting updates here and you can find more details on the What’s New page.

Events

Events generated as part of the application livecycle are now displayed in the property view under the Events tab (available at the project level):

Property view

Volume claims

Volume claims are now displayed in the property view under the Storage tab (available at the project level):

Property view

Here is a short video which demonstrates these new features:

Docker Tools

Support for Container Labels

Users can now specify labels when running a container. The labels are saved in the launch configuration and can also be edited before relaunching the container.

Container Labels

Docker Hierarchy View

The new Docker Image Hierarchy view lets the user view the layers for a selected image in the Docker Explorer View. This is especially interesting when an image was built locally, as it helps understanding on which layers the top-level image depends.

Docker Image Hierarchy View

Automatically detect known Docker daemon connections

When the Docker Explorer view is opened, the list of existing connections (saved from a previous session) is reloaded. In addition to this behaviour, the view will also attempt to find new connections using default settings such the 'unix:///var/run/docker.sock' Unix socket or the 'DOCKER_HOST', 'DOCKER_CERT_PATH' and 'DOCKER_TLS_VERIFY' environment variables. This means that by default, in a new workspace, if a Docker daemon is reachable using one of those methods, the user does not have to use the "New Connection" wizard to get a connection.

Extension point for Docker daemon connection settings

An extension point has been added to the Docker core plugin to allow for custom connection settings provisionning.

Server Tools

QuickFixes now available in runtime detection

Runtime detection has been a feature of JBossTools for a long while, however, it would sometimes create runtime and server adapters with configuration errors without alerting the user. Now, the user will have an opportunity to execute quickfixes before completing the creation of their runtimes and servers.

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To see this in action, we can first open up the runtime-detection preference page. We can see that our runtime-detection will automatically search three paths for valid runtimes of any type.

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Once we click search, the runtime-detection’s search dialog appears, with results it has found. In this case, it has located an EAP 6.4 and an EAP 7.0 installation. However, we can see that both have errors. If we click on the error column for the discovered EAP 7.0, the error is expanded, and we see that we’re missing a valid / compatible JRE. To fix the issue, we should click on this item.

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When we click on the problem for EAP 7, the new JRE dialog appears, allowing us to add a compatible JRE. The dialog helpfully informs us of what the restrictions are for this specific runtime. In this case, we’re asked to define a JRE with a minimum version of Java-8.

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If we continue along with the process by locating and adding a Java 8 JRE, as shown above, and finish the dialog, we’ll see that all the errors will disappear for both runtimes. In this example, the EAP 6.4 required a JRE of Java 7 or higher. The addition of the Java 8 JRE fixed this issue as well.

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Hopefully, this will help users preemptively discover and fix errors before being hit with surprising errors when trying to use the created server adapters.

Forge

Forge Runtime updated to 3.3.0.Final

The included Forge runtime is now 3.3.0.Final. Read the official announcement here.

startup

Added Install addon from the catalog command

From Forge 3.3.0.Final onwards it is now possible to query and install addons listed in the Forge addons page.

addon install from catalog

Freemarker

Improved automatic finishing of FreeMarker constructs

When you type <#, <@, ${, #{ and <#-- the freemarker editor now automatically close them.

Enjoy!

Jeff Maury

Try our complete Eclipse-Mars capable, JBDS 9.1.0 compatible integration tooling.

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JBoss Tools Integration Stack
Since JBoss Tools 4.3.0 we require Java 8 for the installation and use of all JBoss Tools, including the Integration Stack tooling. We still support developing and running applications using older Java runtimes. See more in Beta1 blog.

JBoss Tools Integration Stack 4.3.1.Final / JBoss Developer Studio Integration Stack 9.0.1.GA

What’s an Integration Stack?

The Integration Stack for JBoss Developer Studio is a set of features and plugins for Eclipse that further enhances the IDE development functionality provided by JBoss Developer Studio in support of the following frameworks:

All of the Integratioon Stack components have been verified to work with the same dependencies as JBoss Tools 4.3 and Developer Studio 9.

JBoss Fuse Development

  • Fuse Tooling - JBoss Fuse Development provides tooling for Red Hat JBoss Fuse. It features the latest versions of the Fuse Data Transformation tooling, SwitchYard and access to the Fuse SAP Tool Suite.

  • SwitchYard - A lightweight service delivery framework providing full lifecycle support for developing, deploying, and managing service-oriented applications.

JBoss Business Process and Rules Development

JBoss Business Process and Rules Development plug-ins provide design, debug and testing tooling for developing business processes for Red Hat JBoss BRMS and Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite.

  • BPEL Designer - Orchestrating your business processes.

  • BPMN2 Modeler - A graphical modeling tool which allows creation and editing of Business Process Modeling Notation diagrams using graphiti.

  • Drools - A Business Logic integration Platform which provides a unified and integrated platform for Rules, Workflow and Event Processing including KIE.

  • jBPM6 - A flexible Business Process Management (BPM) suite.

JBoss Data Virtualization Development

JBoss Data Virtualization Development plug-ins provide a graphical interface to manage various aspects of Red Hat JBoss Data Virtualization instances, including the ability to design virtual databases and interact with associated governance repositories.

  • Teiid Designer - A visual tool that enables rapid, model-driven definition, integration, management and testing of data services without programming using the Teiid runtime framework.

  • ModeShape - A distributed, hierarchical, transactional and consistent data store with support for queries, full-text search, events, versioning, references, and flexible and dynamic schemas. It is very fast, highly available, extremely scalable, and it is 100% open source.

ModeShape is deprecated.

JBoss Integration and SOA Development

JBoss Integration and SOA Development plug-ins provide tooling for developing, configuring and deploying BRMS, SwitchYard and Fuse applications to Red Hat JBoss Fuse Service Works, Red Hat JBoss Fuse and Fuse Fabric containers, Apache ServiceMix, and Apache Karaf instances.

  • All of the Business Process and Rules Development plugins, plus…​

  • Fuse Apache Camel Tooling - A graphical tool for integrating software components that works with Apache ServiceMix, Apache ActiveMQ, Apache Camel and the FuseSource distributions.

  • SwitchYard - A lightweight service delivery framework providing full lifecycle support for developing, deploying, and managing service-oriented applications.

SOA 5.x Development

Please note that the plugins in this category have been deprecated.
  • JBoss ESB - An enterprise service bus for connecting enterprise applications and services.

  • jBPM3 - A flexible Business Process Management (BPM) Suite - JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 5.3.x compatible version.

What’s Been Updated for this release?

The highlight of this release is tooling support for JBoss Data Virtualization 6.3.0 on Eclipse Mars with Teiid Designer. In addition a new spin of an Early Access version of Fuse Tooling is available.

Released Tooling Highlights

Data Virtualization Highlights

Teiid Designer Highlights

SOA 5.x Development

JBoss ESB, jBPM3 and guvnor. These tools have been deprecated.

Early Access Tooling Highlights

JBoss Fuse Development Highlights

Fuse Tooling Highlights

The JBoss Tools website features tab

Don’t miss the Features tab for up to date information on your favorite Integration Stack components.

Installation

The easiest way to install the Integration Stack components is to first install JBoss Tools 4.3.1 or JBoss Developer Studio 9.1.0 and then select the Software/Update tab in the JBoss Central view. Select the 'Enable Early Access' checkbox.

For a complete set of Integration Stack installation instructions, see Integration Stack Installation Instructions

Try it out!

Paul Leacu.

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