Monthly Archives: August 2008

>Generating Eclipse Help with DocBook or DITA

>With the availabilty of the The DocBook Project and the DITA Open Toolkit, there should be no reason that end user documentation is still maintained in HTML files that have to be manually edited. Having it in HTML, just limits … Continue reading

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>Update: Visual XML Editor for Eclipse

>Thought I would give an update on the progress of making the VEX editor an official eclipse Project. It’s going pretty smoothly so far, all parties have agreed, and the code is getting ready to be submitted along with a … Continue reading

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>XML Templates View

>Eclipse 3.4 added a new view called the Templates View. Currently I think the Java Editor is the only editor that makes use of this view. If you do any serious XML editing, you can end up with lots of … Continue reading

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>Conference Management Software

>I’m in the need of some conference management software. Preferably something that is available as Open Source. I’ve found one that is close to what I need, Corga. It however is a little rough around the edges, but I can … Continue reading

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>XPath and XPointer

>I’ve come to think of XPath as the language that anybody working with XML shouldn’t be with out. Along with XSLT 1.0, XSLT 2.0, and XQuery 1.0, these are tools that everybody that works with XML should have familiarity with. … Continue reading

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>Bug Day and Random Thoughts

>Eclipse Bug Day: Just a reminder that Eclipse Bug Day is August 29, 2008. This is a great way for people that want to learn about eclipse or to fix that annoying issue that has been bugging you. Most of … Continue reading

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>Dusting off Xalan XSLT 2.0 support

>The Apache Xalan project for what ever reason hasn’t continued working on a XSLT 2.0 implementation. However, in their Subversion repository is the source code for the start of a XSLT 2.0 implementation. This however was last updated it appears … Continue reading

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>XSL Tools 0.5 Released!

>Yes, it’s official. XSL Tools 0.5 is now an official release. It’s available on the Web Tools update site through Ganymede and also on the Web Tools Download Site. I want to thank my fellow committers Doug Satchwell and Jesper … Continue reading

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>Building a Branded IDE

>One of the items that I’ve been searching for since I started with a eclipse is how to rebrand the eclipse IDE the correct way. There are programs and scripts like, Custom Eclipse Builder that allow building customized eclipse installations … Continue reading

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>Comparing XML Features of OxygenXML vs Eclipse WTP and XSL Tools

>With the upcoming release of XSL Tools 0.5, I’d thought I’d revisit some items for making your eclipse environment a decent XML IDE. I say decent because there are tools like Oxygen XML that still provide some functionality that the … Continue reading

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