How to make your Eclipse plugin list survive an Eclipse upgrade

Submitted by Falken on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 18:53

If you are playing around with the Linux version of Flex Builder, CFEclipse, or generally mucking about with your Eclipse, or need to upgrade to a new Eclipse version, you've no doubt been annoyed at the way this removes all your carefully installed plug-ins.
Fortunately there is a way to keep them across Eclipse re-installs.

All you need to do is create a few magic directories and one file:

Computer Weekly on Apollo

Submitted by Falken on Fri, 03/30/2007 - 23:10

Yet another good write up and intro to the shiny new world of Apollo appears in Computer Weekly.
Click the picture for the full article, but the high light is'Developers would have chosen Java or .Net ...much easier to build using [Apollo]' !


First thoughts on Adobe's Apollo

Submitted by Falken on Tue, 03/20/2007 - 09:29

For an alpha release, Adobe's Flex-HTML-PDF desktop runtime is fairly funky.

There are gotchas (check the ApolloCoders mailing list) but in general it took an afternoon to go from writing web-based Flex (or Flash, or (D)HTML, if you prefer) applications to building installable desktop versions of the same - using both the free SDK and the plugin to Flex Builder / Eclipse.