Monthly Archives: August 2009

>Cramps on Single Sourcing with Wikis

>I’ve been working on the eclipse Documentation Guidelines for Single Sourcing using the eclipse wiki. One of the things I’m discovering is that wikis are great at capturing unstructured information and styling: bold italics underline image code And for capturing … Continue reading

Posted in documentation, eclipse, wiki, xml | 7 Comments

>Dangers of Standards Profiles

>I have been messing around the last week or so with implementing a iCalendar export. The iCal spec is pretty straightforward with what should be understood and what format the data should be in when exported. So if you code … Continue reading

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>XSL Tools Tip: Run Last Transformation

>If you are using the XSL Tools features in WTP 3.1.x, you may have noticed that it will prompt for the XML or Stylesheet to use when running a transformation. It does this as a XSL transformation needs an XML … Continue reading

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>Fresh Meat

>Well actually this meat has been hanging around for a while. I’m proud to announce that Jesper Moller has recently made it through the gauntlet of committer elections for WTP Source Editing. We are just waiting on final paper work … Continue reading

Posted in eclipse, relaxng, xml, xpath, xquery, xslt | 3 Comments

>Operating System Colors and CSS

>One of the most powerful and in some ways controversial items in e4 is the ability to use CSS for styling SWT/XWT components. Many demonstrations have shown the ability to apply custom theming to the items, but nothing has shown … Continue reading

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>PsychoPath 1.1M1 Available

>The eclipse Web Tools Platform has quietly posted their WTP 3.2M1 build for download. This build is an important milestone for those using or planning to use the XPath 2.0 Schema Aware processor being developed by the wst.xsl component. PsychoPath … Continue reading

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>Mylyn-Mantis Connect 3.0.5

>Mylyn-Manits Connector 3.0.5 is now available. Robert Munteanu has all the details on his latest blog entry. I’m particularly looking forward to the Custom Fields support. I’m mostly a project admin on the Mylyn-Mantis Connector project, Robert has been doing … Continue reading

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>Eclipse Documentation Guidelines

> Documentation is the castor oil of programming. Managers think it is good for programmers, and programmers hate it! Jerry Weinberg, Psychology of Computer Programming Chris opened bug 283734 “Documentation Best Practices” to see if there is a way to … Continue reading

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>WikiText and DocBook almost valid/well-formed

>If most of your information is going to be output into HTML and you like the default format that the Mylyn WikiText produces, then you do not need to read any further. However if you are a big fan of … Continue reading

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>Installing Eclipse SDK into a Product = Bad Mojo!

>So, I’m working on an XML IDE for the STAR Organization to give to the membership. One of my hopes was to keep the Galileo update sites in place. I can install various pieces just fine and they work within … Continue reading

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