Eclipse freezes on Windows 10 creator’s update

Symptoms: Eclipse used to work fine under Windows 10, suddenly hangs short after start. Solution: uninstall Linux subsystem or don't use Git in Eclipse Explanation: the Eclipse egit plugin looks for bash, which normally doesn't exist on Windows. When the Windows subsystem for Linux is installed, bash does exist, but blocks with a message ("click … Continue reading Eclipse freezes on Windows 10 creator’s update

When scala unitests won’t run in the Scala IDE with Maven

Stupid problem: scala unit tests / scalatest tests suddenly won't run after a failed maven build claiming with a ClassNotFoundException that the test class doesn't exist. I believe this to be a weird class loading issue where Eclipse doesn't include unit tests into the classpath. The very, very sad workaround is: run a successful maven … Continue reading When scala unitests won’t run in the Scala IDE with Maven

Eclipse/SVN keeps asking for keystore password on a mac

For my current project I'm working on a Mac and Eclipse kept asking for the OS keystore password every time SVN was accessed.  The eclipse error log says: "StorageException: No password provided." While I am sure that there are proper solutions to this problem, relaxing a constraint in the OS keystore did the job for … Continue reading Eclipse/SVN keeps asking for keystore password on a mac

CRTL + Left click on java methods/members/classes slow in Eclipse

In a certain, corporate installation of Eclipse on a quite fast computer CRTL+Left click on java classes, members and methods in the java editor incurred always several seconds of a locked up eclipse which coincided with moderate network traffic. When disconnecting the network the delay would magically vanish. Pierre-Antoine GrĂ©goire came up with the reason … Continue reading CRTL + Left click on java methods/members/classes slow in Eclipse

Connecting with Eclipse to a remote SVN repository via SSH on non-standard ports

Having been bitten by this for the n-th time (with n being subjectively a large integer), I'm noting this down for the following generations to benefit; and hopefully to save myself some fiddling next time it happens. Without further ado: How to connect with SVN to a remote repository that is running on a non-standard … Continue reading Connecting with Eclipse to a remote SVN repository via SSH on non-standard ports

Eclipse 3.7, SVNKit, Ubuntu 64bit

Maybe it is my impression, but the combination mentioned in the title just does not work. After a successful synchronization with the repository Eclipse will insist that there are still local changes, but SVN will refuse to commit them. When forcefully committed (overwrite and commit) the repository will claim to have changes which however don't … Continue reading Eclipse 3.7, SVNKit, Ubuntu 64bit

Adding foreign language dictionaries to Eclipse text editors and mylyn

This article [1] says it all, but here again for greek and linux: sudo apt-get install aspell aspell-el gawk aspell dump master el | awk -F/ '{print $1}' > dictionary_el.txt And then in Eclipse : Window -> Preferences -> General -> Editors -> Text Editors ->Spelling Add dictionary_el.txt as a User Defined Dictionary Update 28.12.2011 … Continue reading Adding foreign language dictionaries to Eclipse text editors and mylyn

Ant terminating immediately in Eclipse without any errors

Recently all ant builds started failing when started from within Eclipse without an apparent reason. When the ant target is invoked, the console briefly opens and closes again, without any message or error. /workspace/.metadata/.log finally reveals the cause: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/tools/ant/BuildException Some Ant classes seem to be missing, strange. A look at Window -> Preferences -> … Continue reading Ant terminating immediately in Eclipse without any errors

Tomcat, Eclipse, Spring and reloading

As a  webapp gets bigger the time it takes to boot also increases which is a serious factor contributing to decreased focus and productivity when programming. When running Tomcat with Eclipse, the web application may restart even for the most trivial changes incurring long pauses. I found the following settings for Tomcat to minimize restarts … Continue reading Tomcat, Eclipse, Spring and reloading