Eclipse development environment in the new version 2019-03


Compared to the previous version, the Eclipse desktop IDE 2019-03 now released for Java, C / C ++, PHP, Rust and other programming languages ​​brings some fundamental revisions. In versioning, Git, which is an integral part of all IDE packages, can now sign commit with a PGP key. Speed ​​improvements are evident among other things with commits with thousands of changes.

The Dark Theme, Eclipse's dark mode, has been greatly improved in the MacOS version and now looks really good. There are also improvements, for example, in boot configurations. More environment variables can be copied and pasted together rather than individually.

Java 12 support is missing in the only day after the IDE published by Java 12, but can be installed on the Eclipse Marketplace. Official support for Java 12 is scheduled for the next release (Eclipse 2019-06) in June.

Updated from version 5.3.1 to version 5.4, on the other hand, the JUnit integrated Java test framework and support for it. Moreover, Java developers can provide even more precise granular setting options for formatting.

Just added to the IDE version of Eclipse for web developers is the "Eclipse Wild Web Developer" extension for editing HTML, CSS, JavaScript, TypeScript and other file formats. As with the Eclipse IDE for Rust developers, the LSP (Language Server Protocol) is used here.

LSP is supported by more and more IDEs and editors. Activities such as auto-complete suggestions are outsourced from the IDE or editor via the standardized protocol to a mostly locally installed application, the Language Server. With the same Language Server, you can get support for a programming language or a specific file format for a variety of IDEs and editors that support LSP.

Further details are available on the website for the Eclipse version 2019-03. An existing IDE is in progress until 2019-03 Window | Preferences: Install / Update | Update sites available check mark "Latest version of Eclipse" e Help | Check for updates to execute. For a new installation you can use the Eclipse installer or you can directly download a single IDE package. Java is required to run Eclipse, which unfortunately is still missing in IDE packages for licensing reasons.
(Holger Voormann) /




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