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Top Eclipse Oxygen improvements for the IDE, Java, and Git

Holger Voormann
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Every year, the Eclipse community releases a host of upgrades all at once. Eclipse Oxygen released improvements and advances for more than 80 Eclipse projects. Holger Voormann revisits some of the cool new things you might have missed!

This year’s Eclipse Oxygen release was the IDE’s 12th simultaneous release. According to the release notes, it includes “the hard work of 83 open source projects, comprising approximately two million net new lines of code. The output of this process is a composite repository of open source software and a new release of the Eclipse IDE.”

Eclipse Oxygen includes a number of improvements for functionality and performance. In particular, it has new tools for Java, code coverage analysis, and Git import support. Although Java 9 is still in its final stages, Eclipse Oxygen is ready for it via an early access preview. Eclipse Oxygen will provide an update with Java 9 support on Day 1.

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There’s a bunch of impressive new upgrades for the general IDE, Java, and Git. “The Eclipse Oxygen release will certainly contain some useful goodies for Java developers, including support for JUnit 5,” said Wayne Beaton, Director of Open Source Projects at Eclipse IDE.

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This post was originally published in the July 2017 issue of the Eclipse Newsletter: Eclipse Oxygen — Summer Time Happiness

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