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Eclipse SimRel-2019-06 Now Available

The Eclipse Foundation announced the latest of its stepped-up simultaneous project releases last week. SimRel-2019-06, its second quarterly release, comprises 76 projects, including the latest Eclipse IDE. Actually, the entire list is simply considered part of the Eclipse IDE 2019-06 release train.

Although this new fast-paced release schedule has been largely welcomed by the community, keeping up has taken some getting used to for more than a few. If you're among those who find themselves scrambling to stay abreast of the changes, check out the Foundation's simultaneous release schedule.

Among the new and noteworthy in this release (according to the Foundation) are:

  • Eclipse Buildship: Eclipse Plug-ins for Gradle 3.1.0 Eclipse Buildship is a collection of Eclipse plug-ins that provide support for building software using Gradle. Buildship aims to provide a deep integration, and to make the Eclipse IDE more powerful by allowing the user to do more from within the IDE.

    Since Gradle 5.4, projects have been able to declare an arbitrary set of tasks in the eclipse.synchronizationTasks configuration. Once configured, Gradle will automatically execute those tasks every time the user synchronizes workspace with the build.

  • Eclipse Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools (BIRT) 4.7.0 Eclipse BIRT is an open source Eclipse-based reporting system that integrates with Java/enterprise Java applications to produce "compelling reports." It's used to create data visualizations and reports that can be embedded into rich client and Web applications.

  • Eclipse Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN2) 1.5.0 Eclipse BPMN2 is an open source component of the Model Development Tools (MDT) subproject to provide a metamodel implementation based on the forthcoming Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) 2.0 OMG specification. The goal of this release is to synchronize with Eclipse Photon, a past version of Eclipse. No new major enhancement are currently planned.

  • Eclipse C/C++ Development Tooling (CDT) 9.8.0 The Eclipse CDT Project provides a fully functional C and C++ IDE based on the Eclipse platform. Features include: support for project creation and managed build for various toolchains, standard make build, source navigation, various source knowledge tools, such as type hierarchy, call graph, include browser, macro definition browser, code editor with syntax highlighting, folding and hyperlink navigation, source code refactoring and code generation, visual debugging tools, including memory, registers, and disassembly viewers.

  • Eclipse CDO Model Repository 4.7.0 The Eclipse CDO (Connected Data Objects) Model Repository is a distributed shared model framework for EMF models and meta models. CDO is also a model runtime environment with a focus on orthogonal aspects, such as model scalability, transactionality, persistence, distribution, and queries.

    CDO has a 3-tier architecture supporting EMF-based client applications, featuring a central model repository server and leveraging different types of pluggable data storage back-ends like relational databases, object databases and file systems. The default client/server communication protocol is implemented with the Net4j Signalling Platform.

  • Eclipse Collections 9.2.0 Eclipse Collections is a collections framework for Java. It has JDK-compatible List, Set, and Map implementations with a rich API, additional types not found in the JDK, such as Bags, Multimaps, and a set of utility classes that work with any JDK compatible Collections, Arrays, Maps, or Strings. The iteration protocol was inspired by the Smalltalk collection framework. Eclipse Collections originated as an open source project on GitHub called GS Collections. This is also the Photon release of Eclipse Collections project.

  • Eclipse Dynamic Languages Toolkit 5.11 The Eclipse Dynamic Languages Toolkit (DLTK) is a tool for vendors, researchers, and end-users who rely on dynamic languages. DLTK comprises a set of extensible frameworks designed to reduce the complexity of building full featured development environments for dynamic languages, such as PHP and Perl. Besides a set of frameworks, DLTK provides exemplary Tcl, Ruby, and Python IDEs ready to use out of the box.

Posted by John K. Waters on June 26, 2019