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From "Richard S. Hall" <he...@ungoverned.org>
Subject Re: Bndtools 2.1 Released
Date Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:56:25 GMT
Please avoid cross posting...and I think sending this to users@felix.a.o 
is probably sufficient.

Thanks.

-> richard

On 4/26/13 09:44 , Ferry Huberts wrote:
> Bndtools 2.1 Released
>
> Bndtools: The easy, powerful and productive way to develop with OSGi.
> Based on bnd and Eclipse.
>
> We just released version 2.1. We're very proud of it and are convinced
> that it will make your life as an OSGi developer much easier. Easier
> than any other tool around.
>
> All together we believe that Bndtools is now the foremost tool for
> developing OSGi applications, and continues our mission to make OSGi
> development easier and more productive than traditional Java development.
>
> We've been tuning our development flow so that we can do releases on a
> shorter schedule and it seems to be working: it's been 11 weeks since
> the release of 2.0.
>
> This new version has many improvements that - not only - make it faster
> again, but also expand the functionality to offer a more complete
> experience. We've focused on bug fixes with an increased attention to
> details and also added some new functionality.
>
> A brief overview of some noteworthy changes:
> * You can now specify command line arguments on the Run tab, which
> enables running/debugging in Eclipse with exactly the same arguments as
> in the bug report that one of your users just reported :-). For more
> details, see https://github.com/bndtools/bndtools/wiki/Program-Arguments.
> * Bndtools will now (by default) generate .gitignore files when you
> create new Bndtools projects so that you don't commit derived files.
> This can be switched of in the Bndtools preferences panel.
> * The JAR viewer now by default opens the manifest file and also
> remembers the selected file so that when the JAR is updated, it will
> reload the JAR and select that file again.
> * Bndtools now (finally) fully supports paths containing whitespace.
> This was a long standing bug that affected launching from Bndtools. See
> also the notes below.
> * A compiler error is now generated on incorrect usage of the @Reference
> annotation. An example: you have a setter (e.g. add) for a dynamic
> dependency, but no unsetter (e.g. remove).
> * We again improved the build speed.
>
> Of course there are many more gems in the changes. A full list of
> changes can be found on our wiki:
> https://github.com/bndtools/bndtools/wiki/Changes-in-2.1.0.
>
>
> Important Notes:
> * We're deprecating running from *.bnd files, which is why we're no
> longer showing the 'Run Requirement/Resolve' panel on the Run tab. Users
> are strongly advised to migrate their run settings into *.bndrun files.
> Expect the Run tab to be removed completely for *.bnd files in a future
> release.
> * Existing workspaces should update their
> cnf/buildrepo/biz.aQute.launcher to version 1.0.6 to fix issues with
> paths containing whitespace. Download it here
> https://bndtools.ci.cloudbees.com/job/bnd.master/72/artifact/dist/bundles/biz.aQute.launcher/biz.aQute.launcher-1.0.6.jar,
> or generate a new cnf project by removing the existing one.
>
>
> Installation:
> You can install Bndtools into Eclipse through the marketplace or use our
> Eclipse update site, see http://bndtools.org/installation.html for
> further instructions.
>
> For those of you that want to live on the (bleeding) edge, our latest
> stable build lives here:
> https://bndtools.ci.cloudbees.com/job/bndtools.master/lastSuccessfulBuild/artifact/bndtools.build/generated/p2/
>
> As usual, please report any issues you find on our Github bug tracker:
> https://github.com/bndtools/bndtools/issues
>


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