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Created on Dec,7th,2009
Eclipse tips For Version 3.5(Galileo)

File Associations

Window -> Preferences -> General -> Editors -> File Associations

Annotations color

Window -> Preferences -> General -> Editors -> Text Editors -> Annotations

I like to change the "Occurrences" color to orange or purple, which can be more easily noticed then the default color of gray.


JSEclipse is an editor for JavaScript. It supports AJAX, and the Outline feature is more precise then others, as far as I have ever tried.

Project Homepage
Update site

Remember to set it as default editor for .js files using. Refer to #File Associations to see how to change file associations.

Amateras - my favorite XML editor

Project Homepage

Remember to set it as default editor for .xml .html .htm files

XML Validation errors

Amaters says the file web.xml gernerated by Java5 has errors. To ignore such warnings, you can turn off the checker by:

Right click your project will show you "Properties for your-project-name"
-> Amateras -> Uncheck "XML Validation", Check "Remove markers when editor is closed"(at the bottom part of the window)

Buttons click bug under Ubuntu 9.10

Ubuntu 9.10 with Eclipse 3.5(Downloaded from Eclipse website, not installed from Synaptic).
Some buttons in eclipse window do not response to mouse click (A little more precisely saying, it does not response to mouse release events)
Before staring eclipse, set the environment variable of GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1

bash$ export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1
bash$ eclipse

Coin of this workaround:
When using eclipse restart function, the environment variable will not be set. So you have to avoid using restart function in eclipse.
Refer to launchpad for details.

SVN Support



You have to change the default JVM to Sun's Java but not the openjdk which is default JVM on Ubuntu 9.10. For my test, SVN connector does not work well under openjdk.

To change default jvm: read Ubuntu forums

With Mylyn project installed, install following plugins:

Galileo - -> Collaboration
Subersive SVN Team Provider (Incubation)
Subersive SVN Intergration for the Mylyn Project(Optional) (Incubation)
Subversive SVN Connectors Site -
Subversive SVN Connectors

After restart the eclipse, It will prompt you to select Connectors to install. I installed SVNKIT 1.1.7 1.2.2 1.3.0
Reference: twm-kd

SVN Support for Eclipse Helios on Debian Squeeze

If you have trouble to install SVN support for Eclipse Helios on Debian Squeeze, this page may help you.

Basically in a fresh Helios install I first installed the Subversive SVN Team Provider from the early access location which as of 2011-01-19 was: -site/

(This is as opposed to installing it from the Helios update site, which did NOT work.)

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