EclipseME, the Eclipse plugin for mobile Java development, has been updated. It looks like this is going to be the last release of the EclipseME plugin for the Eclipse IDE.
Yup, it’s the last version for the EclipseME plugin, Motorola will be taking over the lead on the development of the EclipseME plugin from the current maintainers. What will essentially happen is that the current EclipseME code will become the base of a new set of development tools that Motorola will take lead on.
The latest release which is version 1.7.8 is primarily a bug fix release with a couple of new features. It’s the last EclipseME release supporting version 3.2 of Eclipse. Upcoming releases will require at least Eclipse 3.3.
You need to checkout the installation instructions at http://eclipseme.org/docs/installation.html. EclipseME may be installed and updated via the EclipseME Update site as well as via an Eclipse site archive file downloadable from Sourceforge. Point Eclipse at http://eclipseme.org/updates/ to install via the update site. If you encounter issues with EclipseME, please visit http://eclipseme.org/docs/support.html for more information on support options.
This new version includes the following changes:
- Add new empty API jar files for use in preverification and classpaths
- Add new API extension point pointing to skeleton API jar files
- Potential fix for deletion errors during build (Bug 1864870)
- Fix for project selection on Midlet launch configuration dialog (Bug 1849395)
- Handle resources without file extensions in builder resource deltas (Bug 1863415)
- Switch microemulator to using new empty API jar files rather than Java SE API (Bug 1754829)