Category Archives: Eclipse Development

Eclipse SWT drops GTK support of versions less than 2.10

Hey guys, I have some very exciting news on the GTK-SWT front. Finally, SWT drops support for GTK versions older than 2.10, which means that we will have cleaner code. I have started cleaning SWT from old GTK code, if … Continue reading

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SWT: Datetime Widget on top of Spinner [ Progress Report]

What is the problem with DateTime widget ? Datetime is an SWT widget that shows DATE/TIME/CALENDAR, so overall very useful widget! In current version of SWT  it looks like this: So as you might have guessed DateTime  is a Composite … Continue reading

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How to test Applications using Eclipse ? (Introducing my new book)

Application testing plays very important role in any development process.  After spending numerous hours on it, I have decided to put what I felt was important in to a short book, which is intended to help developers  to get  started … Continue reading

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How to setup ADT (Android Development Tools) on 64bit Fedora 17 ?

Quick Intro Yesterday I was excited to receive a task to install ADT for Eclipse and Android SDK on my machine , I thought it would be a “piece of cake”, so with a high level of excitement I have … Continue reading

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Eclipse Platform: Eclipse runs and is usable on GTK+ 3 [STATUS REPORT 20 NOVEMBER]

If you are passionate about SWT as development tool, you will be very excited to know that SWT runs on GTK+ 3 and it is usable! You have probably seen post, couple of weeks ago, that Eclipse starts successfully.  Today … Continue reading

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Eclipse SWT builds against GTK+ 3 (Status Report 30 October 2012). First look at ControlExample on GTK+ 3

As I have promised before, I’ll be making status reports on migration of SWT to GTK+ 3 more often from now. Couple of weeks passed, since I’v posted that we are moving with a good speed towards the goal of … Continue reading

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Eclipse SWT migration to GTK + 3.0 status report: August 2012 – October 2012

Finally, I have decided to give a brief update on where are we standing with migration of SWT from GTK+ 2.0 to GTK+ 3.0.  The reason why I didn’t do  “status report”  earlier is pretty simple – huge amount of … Continue reading

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SWT: GTK_INCLUDE_INFERIORS worst enemy (Sash Widget)

Good day my fellow Developers and Engineers,  In my previous post I’ve written about INCLUDE_INFERIORS in Tracker Widget.  Today I’ve started working on  Sash Widget’s drawBand() method, and guess what I have found there ? ….”Exactly, my old “friend” OS.GTK_INCLUDE_INFERIORS.” … Continue reading

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SWT migration to GTK+ 3.x : Tracker Dilliemma

Couple of weeks I was trying to solve interesting dilemma, so I decided to share it with you.  I have submitted patch regarding Tracker widget, where I implement Cairo instead of GDK deprecated methods, more about it here . However, … Continue reading

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SWT migration To GTK+3.x : 6 SWT – Cairo Patches (Eclipse Bugzilla)

I am glad that you guys showed big interest to the project I am currently working on.  I have received couple of emails from blog readers asking to share patches they I have pushed upstream. First of all, I want … Continue reading

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SWT migration to GTK+ 3.x: Use Cairo Instead GDK : First Patch – Tracker Widget

I am continuing series of posts about   SWT migration to GTK+ 3.x . Today, I will  write about patch for SWT Tracker Widget, that omits some of GTK+ 3.x deprecated methods. When I started working on patch for Tracker, it … Continue reading

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SWT migration to GTK+ 3.x : What is GDK ? What is GIMP ?

This is third post related to my new project – migration of SWT from GTK+ 2.x to GTK+ 3.x . In order to successfully build SWT with GTK+ 3.x all deprecations must be resolved. Big chunk of deprecated methods are … Continue reading

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SWT migration from GTK+ 2.x to GTK+ 3.x : Introduction

In the earlier post I was exploring Standard Widget Toolkit. I have created simple application to see how SWT works. In this post I want to show couple of reasons, why SWT cannot be easily migrated from GTK+ 2.x to … Continue reading

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What is Standard Widget Toolkit for Eclipse (SWT) ?

Here I am at my new workplace. Next 8 months I will be working in Eclipse team, on migration of SWT  from GTK2 to GTK3. If these words does not tell you much, don’t worry, I am pretty much in … Continue reading

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