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This is the archived New & Noteworthy page that is also part of  4.3.0.Final

What's New in 4.3.0.CR1


General for JBoss Tools 4.3.0.CR1

JBoss Tools is now targeting Eclipse Mars.1 as a running platform.


Arquillian JUnit Test Case wizard: Add dependent classes

The Arquillian JUnit Test Case wizard has an option to add dependent classes for a class under test.


Related JIRA: JBIDE-20221

Arquillian Cruiser: Arquillian Working Set Filter


The Arquillian Working Set Filter filter shows all projects that are placed in the same working set as the selected project.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-20220

Arquillian Cruiser: Expand action


Related JIRA: JBIDE-20218

Batch Tools

Quick Fixes for Batch validation problems

There are new Quick Fixes available for the following validation problems in Batch Job XML source editor:

  • "Batchlet "<batchlet-name>" is not found"

  • "Checkpoint algorithm "<checkpointalgorithm-name>" is not found"

  • "Decider "<decider-name>" is not found"

  • "Item Processor "<itemprocessor-name>" is not found"

  • "Item Reader "<itemreader-name>" is not found"

  • "Item Writer "<itemwriter-name>" is not found"

  • "Job listener "<joblistener-name>" is not found"

  • "Partition Analyzer "<partitionanalyzer-name>" is not found"

  • "Partition Collector "<partitioncollector-name>" is not found"

  • "Partition Mapper "<partitionmapper-name>" is not found"

  • "Partition Reducer "<partitionreducer-name>" is not found"

  • "Step listener "<steplistener-name>" is not found"

The Quick Fixes open a pre-set New Batch Artifact wizard to create the missing artifact:


Related JIRA: JBIDE-19266

Performance improvements

In this release, we have fixed a critical performance issue with JBoss Knowledge Base builder for project with large JAR libraries that contain Batch artifacts. For example, if your Maven project has a dependency on glassfish-embedded-all.jar then it could take more than 5 minutes to build the project just because of this dependency. Now, it takes seconds.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-20593

Docker Tools

Improved Docker Explorer View

We have added icon decorators on the containers to show their state. This makes it clearer whether a container is running, paused, or stopped.

Improved Docker Explorer View

New Dialog to Search and Pull Images

We have worked on the workflow to pull and search images from Docker Hub. The updated Pull Image wizard can be launched from the Docker Images view or from the Docker Explorer view (a new context menu entry is available on the connection node and on the Images node)

Pull Image Wizard

The wizard detects the tag in the image name and if none is specified, the image tagged latest is pulled.

If the user needs to search a specific image name, she can click on the Search…​ button which will open the Search wizard:

Search Image Wizard

This is followed by a second page that displays all the tags for the selected image:

Search Image Tags Wizard

Even though this wizard can only search from Docker Hub, users can still pull images from other third-party registries. When doing this, the image name must contain a prefix with the registry host and port, for example

New Launcher to Build a Docker Image

We have also added a new launcher to build images from a Dockerfile.

Build Image Launcher

The source path is a directory in the workspace or on the file system and the Docker Connection combo box specifies on which Docker daemon the image will be built.

Improved Connection Wizard

The interface for the connection wizard has not changed, but at the back end, it has been rewritten to better validate the input settings. The wizard now requires a unique name to identify the connection and checks the required permissions on the Unix socket and on the path to the certificates for TCP connections.

Forge Tools

Forge 2 Runtime

The included Forge runtime is 2.19.2.Final.


Start the Forge runtime using the Ctrl+4 (or Cmd+4) key combination.

Hibernate Tools

Hibernate Runtime Version Updates

The following new core Hibernate Tools releases have been published:

  • 3.5.1.Final: This version was build using the 3.5.6.Final version of Hibernate ORM.

  • 3.6.0.Final: This version was build using the 3.6.10.Final version of Hibernate ORM.

  • 4.0.0.Final: This version was build using the 4.0.1.Final version of Hibernate ORM.

  • 4.3.1.Final: This version was build using the 4.3.10.Final version of Hibernate ORM.

These four new releases with their specific Hibernate ORM dependencies have been included in the corresponding Hibernate runtime provider plugins in the 4.3.0.CR1 release of JBoss Tools.

Hibernate Configuration File Wizard

The wizard to create new Hibernate configuration files (*.cfg.xml) now supports multiple Hibernate versions.

cfg xml wizard

A new dropdown box now allows for the selection of the desired Hibernate version.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-20412

JavaScript Tools

JavaScript Editing improvements

JBoss Tools and JBoss Developer Studio’s Target Platforms have been updated with the latest Tern.java and AngularJS-Eclipse features to bring the latest improvements and fixes of JavaScript Content Assistant into JBoss Tools.

  • Tern.java v.

  • AngularJS-Eclipse v.

Check out their New and Noteworthy pages:

Note: These features are available via JBoss Central - Early Access, as a part of AngularJS for Web Tools

Related JIRA: JBIDE-20545

JavaScript Development Tools improvements

JSDT now includes an option to turn off internal parsing and validation, which is useful for users working with big projects where JavaScript is not the main part of development by reducing the memory/performance requirements. This option is also useful when JSDT is used with third-party tools which provide Content Assisting and Validation for JavaScript.

For such projects the "External Builder/Validator" mode can be selected for ECMAScript compliance level preference on the Window→Preferences→JavaScript→Validator preference page:

External Builder/Validator

JBoss Central

Not installable "promotional" entries on Software/Update page

Some entries in the Software/Update page will now be shown only for the purpose of information. These cannot be installed immediately into JBoss Tools, but may instead represent software that is still being prepared and will be available soon.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-20100



Quick Access to Launch LiveReload

Users can now launch LiveReload from the 'Quick Access' menu, or using the Ctrl+3 (or Cmd+3) keyboard shortcut.

This displays the dialog to create and start a LiveReload server and then it opens the current element (a selected file in the Project Explorer, a selected module in the Servers view or the content of the active editor) in the browser, without using the 'Open With>Web Browser via LiveReload Server' contextual menu.

Quick Access

Related JIRA: JBIDE-20059


JBoss Maven Integration

new Maven Red Hat GA repository

In the Maven Repository Configuration wizard, accessible from Preferences > JBoss Tools > JBoss Maven Integration > Configure Maven Repositories…​, the predefined Red Hat TechPreview All Maven repository has been replaced with the new, official Red Hat GA (GA: General Availability) repository, for released Red Hat JBoss Middleware artifacts.

red hat maven ga repository

It is recommended you replace the old TechPreview All repository with the new GA one, in your Maven settings.xml file.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-20192


OpenShift 3 integration available from JBoss Central

We have made great progress in the OpenShift 3 Eclipse Tooling, but a few features are still missing, like deploying an existing workspace project, or editing existing build configurations. We have some ideas to provide an even better OpenShift Explorer user experience.

OpenShift 3 tooling is provided as a TechPreview feature, available from the JBoss Central Software/Updates page. Once we are fully satisfied with the quality of its feature set, OpenShift 3 tooling will mature to a Supported feature in the upcoming months, and will then be installed by default in JBDS.

Improvements in New Connection Wizard

Because OpenShift 3 concepts and behavior are quite different from OpenShift 2, we thought it would be a good idea to display a link to the online documentation from the connection wizard for OpenShift 3. Hopefully that should help you get started with OpenShift 3 in Eclipse.

openshift3 getting started

Improvements in New Application Wizard

The New OpenShift 3 application wizard contains the following enhancements in this release:

  • template presentation is now less cluttered, templates are ordered alphabetically

  • templates can be selected by double-click

  • a detail panel is shown for selected template parameters

  • template parameters can be edited by double-click

  • required template properties are enforced

  • a new resource name collision detection now prevents the creation of incomplete applications

  • a summary of all generated application parameters is shown, with a copy-to-clipboard button

  • Webhook build triggers are now directly accessible once the application has been created

  • application code is automatically imported in the workspace after the application is created

new v3 application

Improvements in OpenShift Explorer

A number of new features have been added to the OpenShift Explorer for an improved user experience:

  • Create project from the New menu.

  • New Delete project menu.

  • New Show In > Web Console menu: opens an OpenShift connection or resource directly in the Web Console in a browser.

  • New Properties menu: opens the Properties view on any given OpenShift 3 Connection/Project/Resource.

  • New Show Webhooks…​ menu on Build Configs: opens a dialog allowing you to easily copy git hook URLs. This is used to trigger new builds on git push.

  • New Build Log…​ and Pod Log…​ menus, for Builds and Pods (see Log Streaming).

  • New Deploy Docker Image…​ menu, see Integration with Docker tooling.

openshift menus

Related JIRAs: JBIDE-20502, JBIDE-20487, JBIDE-20451, JBIDE-20291, JBIDE-20022, JBIDE-19010

Easy setup for 'oc' binary

The Port Forwarding and Log Streaming features require that the OpenShift Client (OC) binary is installed on your machine. If the OC binary is missing, an error dialog will prompt you to configure its location in the OpenShift 3 preferences. If you don’t have a local copy of the OC binary, a link guides you to its download page.

setup oc binary

Related JIRAs: JBIDE-20371, JBIDE-20455, JBIDE-20354

Log Streaming

Provided the OC binary was set up in Eclipse’s preferences, you can now, from the OpenShift Explorer, stream logs from Build (Build Log…​ menu) or Pod (Pod Log…​) nodes. This is the same feature as Tail Log in OpenShift 2.

Logs display in a Console view, allowing users to monitor builds or application server logs in real time.

stream logs

Related JIRA: JBIDE-20099

Integration with Docker tooling

The OpenShift 3 Eclipse Tooling now provides some integration with the Docker tooling with further improvements coming soon. Docker images can be deployed to the OpenShift cluster with an initial set of OpenShift resources. The Deploy Image wizard can be initiated from either the OpenShift or Docker explorer views. This wizard allows you to:

  • Choose an OpenShift project

  • Manually provide a Docker image URI from a local connection

  • Override Environment Variables

  • Expose image ports

  • Create a public route

  • Attach custom OpenShift labels to the generated OpenShift resources

deploy image menu
deploy image
deploy image config
deploy image routing
deploy image labels

Related JIRAs: JBIDE-19010, JBIDE-20402

Project Examples

Offline Support for Examples in JBoss Central

As mentioned in the JBoss Central section, you now have access to over 200 project examples from the JBoss Central page. All these examples and their dependencies can now be cached locally via the Groovy Offline script, available from Preferences > JBoss Tools > Project Examples > Offline Support.

examples offline support2

Groovy 2.4.x is now required to execute the offline script.

Please be aware the script now takes several hours to complete (3h on the Red Hat build farm).

Related JIRA: JBIDE-20077

Server Tools

WildFly 10, and EAP 7 Server Adapters are Added

Minor improvements include the inclusion of new server adapters for JBoss EAP 7 and WildFly 10 to the toolset, allowing you to enjoy all the past benefits, but with all the newest runtimes.

Related JIRA: JBIDE-19964 - WildFly 10 Server Adapter

Related JIRA: JBIDE-20481 - EAP 7.0 Server Adapter

Support for Java 9 Jigsaw builds in WildFly 10

We have now verified that WildFly can be run on the newest builds of Java 9 with Jigsaw. This support is only built into our WildFly 10 adapters by default, but users of earlier application servers can remove the -jaxpmodule javax.xml.jaxp-provider portion of the launch arguments to get the same support.

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