Orion 0.4 M2 brings extensive tooling
Blockbuster release for browser IDE Orion
Is it possible to have a winter blockbuster? If so, Eclipse Orion has brought us an advanced preview of the latest innovations available within their browser-based IDE, in the release of Orion 0.4 M2.
This milestone sequel is much more pleasing on the eye too as the user interface now gives precedence to giving more pixels to the most important content, and optimising for mobile devices and touch displays - making it invaluable for mobile developers.
An aesthetic overhaul has been undertaken with new settings pages, a static header at the top and a new git repository and commits page - the final gloss if you will. Orion is willing developers to fork it too. It now uses URI templates to invoke commands on an Orion page using a URI. These commands are limited to altering the page layout such as opening input fields and dialogs. For example, you can now create a URL to initiate a clone operation on a particular repository.