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Even back when the first line of code was dropped for Hybrid Mobile tooling, making the tools as part of the Eclipse foundation was a goal. When starting, we looked at the available tools for developing Cordova applications. We found out that there were no open source solutions that we could contribute and use as part of our tools. Furthermore, interoperability among what very little existed was poor. Of course, our main goal is creating good tools for Apache Cordova development, but while doing that we always keep an eye on interoperability and extendibility.

It is only natural that we are moving the development of our tools for Cordova based application development and forming the Eclipse THyM project. We hope that, as a vendor neutral non-profit organization, Eclipse foundation will encourage contributions and be the base for interoperable Cordova tooling.

What is contributed

Everything related to Cordova based development including the project management, plugin discovery, and support for iOS and Android excluding the Cordova simulator is contributed to Eclipse.org. We have excluded CordovaSim for now because of its complex set of dependencies

What is changing

The development will continue to happen on GitHub but on a repository owned by Eclipse foundation. The contributed code is already renamed, cleaned and on the new repository. If you are a contributor, or want to be one, please use https://github.com/eclipse/thym

We will use bugzilla, and thym-dev mailing list from now on as provided by Eclipse foundation. As expected project documentation is at the wiki. The builds will be running on eclipse.org build server instance.

What is NOT changing

JBoss tools will continue to have support for Cordova development. We will consume Thym project and extend them with more capabilities and integrate with other parts of the tools and technologies coming from projects such as Aerogear.

And of course our wish to create good tools for Apache Cordova development continues with a hope for better collaboration with other individuals and companies.

This morning I wanted to go try out the latest Eclipse Luna nightly.

It is actually very easy to do.

You simply goto Eclipse Downloads.

Eclipse Nightly Builds

Scroll to the bottom where you should fine the last two weeks worth of nightly downloads. Take the newest one where the tests completed indicate the build should be mostly working.

The annoying bug in Kepler

Why was I trying out the latest nightly anyway ? Well, I heard a rumor from Lars Vogel that one of my least favorite "improvemnts" in Kepler have now been properly fixed.

It turns out it is true, the Quick access feature no longer requires the toolbar!

Toolbar free Luna!

You could do this is in Eclipse Kepler too but when using the Quick Access feature via Cmd+3 (or Ctrl+3 on Linux/Windows) the toolbar would pop up again disturbing your toolbar free Zen state.

With this fix we can finally get back to utilizing the full screen with what matters - the content I want to see, not what a toolbar want me to push.

Still a few things to fix

While testing this I did find a few bugs, but that is all good. This helps the Eclipse Platform team to know about the issues and makes it more likely the issues will be fixed. Maybe someone even comes up with a patch.

I can only encourage you to try out the nightlies of both Eclipse and JBoss Tools to give early feedback.

It is how we all get a better IDE and hey, you might find that your biggest annoyance have been fixed!

Have fun!

Max Rydahl Andersen

JBoss Tools for Eclipse 2023-03M3

by St├ęphane Bouchet on Mar 10, 2023.

JBoss Tools 4.26.0.Final for Eclipse 2022-12

by Jeff Maury on Dec 20, 2022.

JBoss Tools for Eclipse 2022-12M2

by St├ęphane Bouchet on Nov 23, 2022.

JBoss Tools 4.25.0.Final for Eclipse 2022-09

by Jeff Maury on Oct 17, 2022.

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