Finally got around to installing Eclipse Juno. It has the long anticipated E4 modules that I was playing with a couple of years ago. Check out the E4 page to learn about the underlying SDK.
First off, it has a new shiny logo (on the right) and a pretty cool looking splash screen, see below.
I was able to simply download the zip file and run it! I installed the 64bit for Java EE Developers, check out the page here. You have to love that install model – so simple. I even loaded my older workspaces and everything “just worked”. The entire UI has pretty much been revamped with a lot of little goodies spread throughout. Here is a list of some of my favorite features:
- The new UI
- Multi-drag sash
- Detached Editors
- Flexible part layout – You can now mix views and editors!
- The common event bus – very cool, check out the plugin page for “what’s new”. You can also check out the new event model here.
- Trim styling, since the UI is based on CSS, you can do some pretty slick things now.
Check out the new splash screen: