This has been a true life saver I had no idea about if it where not for my friend Aaron Roberson. My issue was that I suffered a crash on my box and eclipse was open. The configuration got messed up and it could not load ColdFusion Builder or Flash Builder. I have an Eclipse JEE install with CF and Flash builder as plugins on top. For some strange reason the Eclipse installer reported the plugins as installed, but no perspectives available. So what do I do? Reinistall everything again?
Well, this little gem is hidden. So click on Help > Install Software… and look at the following:
Click on the already installed link and you will get another dialog, where click on the configuration tab. Look for a stable configuration you remember running on and then hit the “Revert” button and voila!! Eclipse configuration restored. What a life saver!!
I just wanted to open a topic of discussion to see what are your recommendations for an FTP synchronization plugin for Eclipse. I know Aptana has one and CFBuilder also, which is pretty sweet. However, what if you don’t want any of those two IDEs for some reason. What would you use? Comments? Suggestions? By the way, I use CFBuilder and it is fantastic.
Ernst Van der Linden pointed me out to a great eclipse plugin to use when using ColdBox’s Internationalization features. This plugin is the Eclipse Resource Bundles Plugin
This is an incredible plugin that will help you work with multi-language resource bundles right from within eclipse. I Include the Attessor tool with ColdBox to facilitiate the usage of resource bundles, but this tool takes the cake.
- It shows the property keys as a list or as a tree
- It shows all the available locales at the same time
- You can easily see multi-language translations at one time
- Change languages with ease
- New Language wizard that will blow your mind
- If founds missed keys in any locale and displays a warning icon.
- It saves the keys grouped, in alphabetical order and with the equal signs aligned.
- It escapes Unicode characters that are not inside the ASCII subset. Example: C\u00F3digo postal for Código postal.
- It founds duplicate property values.
- Much More…
I have been experiencing some odd behavior on Eclipse 3.3.1 when refreshing folders within a project that exists in a mapped drive. The following is a screenshot of the error:
I have been running through a very tedious problem, where all of a sudden when I refresh my navigator view on projects that are on network drives, they dissapear. I hit refresh, they appear and dissapear again. This behavior is constant and on several machines. Has anybody been affected by this?? I also turned auto refresh off and still same behavior. Sometimes I have to be restarting eclipse in order to get good behavior.
If anybody has gone through this and knows of a fix or a setting to help out, please comment.
This is just a call for comments to see which eclipse SVN plugin people are using and why?
I personally use Subversive because it was the first choice that I found and it has worked great. I am running 1.1.0.M3
It is easy to integrate to repositories, browse, check out, etc.
- What do you like of Subeclipse?
- How would they contrast each other?
- Which one do you prefer?
- What are the advantages?
If you have any comments, please post them.
I found these tutorials for Callisto on Eclipse that are very nice and can help any newbie setup eclipse and some great plugins and features.
You will see them on the right hand side. They have tutorials on
- Installing Eclipse SDK 3.2
- Installing Features from the Callisto Discovery Site
- Installing and using the Eclipse Visual Editor
- Installing and Using the Eclipse Web Tools
- Installing BIRT (Reporting)
I just viewed them all and find them pretty great!!
This is a simple entry, mainly directed so I never forget, but it might be useful to eclipse newbies. If you need to see the eclipse IDE error log all you need to do is the following:
1) Click on the Plugin-in Development Perspective
2) Click on the Error Window tab
You can also reach it by going to Window >> Show View >> PDE Runtime >> Error Log
Hope this helps
Has anybody experienced errors when trying to open a file through the RDS plugin?? I have, and don't know why. Here is a screenshot of the error with the Error Log open so you can see the errors. Please let me know if this is my error or a bug.
For any eclipse newbie, you will find out that all the plugins you download or update will be placed by you or the update manager in the eclipse install folder under the plugins directory. However, when updating comes around or removing or any kind of update, it is a hassle to manage it. That is why you can create multiple plugin extension directories in order to facillitate plugin management. I have attached a simple zip file with the correct format of an extension directory.
It basically contains the following structure:
The .eclipseextension is a text file that contains the following:
You now have a succesfull extension directory. You now can go to eclipse to add it.
1) Open Eclipse
2) Click on Help ==> Manage Configuration
3) Click on Add An Extension Location:
4) Choose your directory
5) Restart your workbench
6) You are set and dandy!! Ready to roll!!
Hope this works for you. I have also a testing eclipse extension folder, so I can drop and test new plugins without affecting my workbench.