Thursday, November 27, 2014

Eclispe Mac - Changing text file encoding

By default, mac eclipse is configured with US-ASCII text encoding, but this does not work out if your file is having some special characters.

When you try to save a file which is having some special characters, you will face the below problem.

By changing default text encoding from US-ASCII to UTF-8 will resolve the problem.

This can be changed from the eclipse preferences-> General -> Workspace.

Changing the Eclipse Java thread time out value

Did you ever face below kind of issue while starting your eclipse product ? 

!ENTRY org.eclipse.osgi 2 0 2014-11-28 11:17:57.835
!MESSAGE While loading class "com.kk.tool.model.KContainer", thread "Thread[main,6,main]" timed out waiting (5015ms) for thread "Thread[Thread-3,5,main]" to finish starting bundle "com.kk.tool_6.0.190.DEV_v201411271801 [664]". To avoid deadlock, thread "Thread[main,6,main]" is proceeding but "com.kk.tool.model.KContainer" may not be fully initialized.
org.osgi.framework.BundleException: State change in progress for bundle "reference:file:dropins/com.kk.tool_6.0.190.DEV_v201411271801.jar" by thread "Thread-3

There are two majors reasons for this.
1. Real dead lock would have occurred
2. Your product might have lot of bundles and each one of them might have dependencies on other plugins startup. Because of this, eclipse startup will be delayed.

If it is (1), we need to identify the root cause for a dead lock and fix it.

In general, OSGI controlling java threads time out by 5000 ms by default. We can control this time out by osgi parameter which need to be configured in the config.ini file.


You can find config.ini file in the configuration folder of eclipse directory.

Caution: Don't jump strait to the timeout solution with out really looking at the dead lock possibility, 99% of time problem might be there with our code only!!!!


Locking mac pro system - Lock Screen

I am new to MacBook's for my reference..

>Applications > Utilities -> Key Chain Access -> Preferences -> General Tab -> Check 'Show status in Menu bar'

After this you will find lock menu bar on your screen and you can see "Lock Screen" option

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Web UML tool

This works for basic needs.

Common Eclipse development problems and fixes

StackLayout to switch between Composites

For example, If your dialog is having 2 radio buttons and based on the radio button selection you wanted to change the composite area. So rather than disposing the composite every time and recreating based on the selection of a radio button, we can manage this through stacklayout.

As per eclipse doc,This Layout stacks all the controls one on top of the other and resizes all controls to have the same size and location. The control specified in topControl is visible and all other controls are not visible. Users must set the topControl value to flip between the visible items and then call layout() on the composite which has the StackLayout.

public static void main(String[] args) {
                Display display = new Display();
                Shell shell = new Shell(display);
                shell.setLayout(new GridLayout());
                final Composite parent = new Composite(shell, SWT.NONE);
                parent.setLayoutData(new GridData(GridData.FILL_BOTH));
                final StackLayout layout = new StackLayout();
                final Button[] bArray = new Button[10];
                for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++) {
                        bArray[i] = new Button(parent, SWT.PUSH);
                        bArray[i].setText("Button "+i);
                layout.topControl = bArray[0];
                Button b = new Button(shell, SWT.PUSH);
                b.setText("Show Next Button");
                final int[] index = new int[1];
                b.addListener(SWT.Selection, new Listener(){
                        public void handleEvent(Event e) {
                                index[0] = (index[0] + 1) % 10;
                                layout.topControl = bArray[index[0]];
                while (shell != null && !shell.isDisposed()) {
                        if (!display.readAndDispatch())

This is something new learning for me!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Eclipse: Adding a new console and writing messages to it

MessageConsole console = new MessageConsole("Node Console", null);
ConsolePlugin.getDefault().getConsoleManager().addConsoles(new IConsole[]{ console });
MessageConsoleStream stream = console.newMessageStream();
stream.println("Hello, world!");

This is how it looks..

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remove all .svn folders recursively

For my reference...

To remove all .svn folders from your project, we can run the following command from the root of the folder.

FOR /F "tokens=*" %G IN ('DIR /B /AD /S *.svn*') DO RMDIR /S /Q "%G"