Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Package Drone 0.0.6

Here is another release of Package Drone – 0.0.6!

Be sure to check out the most recent release on github.

The main changes are:

  • Add automated tests using Selenium WebDriver
  • Create a build system using Maven Tycho
  • Create start scripts for SystemD and Upstart
  • Create .deb and .rpm packages for Ubuntu 14.04 (Mint 17) and CentOS 7 (RHEL 7).
  • Provide APT and YUM repositories at http://repo.dentrassi.de

So this release was more about build, stability and ease of installation. That is why there are also no screenshots this time ;-)

Package Drone 0.0.5

I am happy to announce yet another version of Package Drone – 0.0.5.

Be sure to check out the most recent release on github.

The main changes are:

  • Switch from Pure CSS to Bootstrap
  • Clean up the UI
  • Add channel level meta data and channel aggregators

Also a few bugs where fixed. Sadly in 0.0.4 there was a bug which prevented the schema creation to fail. This one is fixed in the 0.0.5 release.

Screenshots

Package Drone 0.0.4

I am happy to announce that package drone 0.0.4 is released.

Be sure to check out the most recent release.

The new features are:

  • Support for OSGi R5 XML repository index
  • Create Eclipse source bundles from Maven source attachments
  • Manage database structure from within package drone (nor more command line SQL)

See the full release information at github.

Especially the OSGi R5 repository support allows a few more use cases, like letting Bndtools consume artifacts from a P2 build, PDE or Tycho.

Eclipse theme after Linux Mint Upgrade

A while ago I wrote about a theming issue with Linux Mint and Eclipse. It took a while longer than expected, but the change finally made it into Linux Mint in version 17.1.

However, starting with Linux Mint 17, there seems to be a new issue. Not that dramatic like the old one, but still somewhat annoying. The default Linux Mint theme (Mint-X) chooses a light gray base color value as a background. This might look nice in most applications, however the mixture of Eclipses (E4) recent approach to create its own theming over the operating system, somewhat collides with that.

Text editors and the tree view inherit a light gray background from the operating system theme, while other Eclipse background elements stay white.

There seems to be a simple fix for that however. Edit the file /usr/share/themes/Mint-X/gtk-2.0/gtkrc and change the first real line from:

[code]gtk_color_scheme = "bg_color:#d6d6d6\nselected_bg_color:#9ab87c\nbase_color:#F7F7F7" # Background, base.[/code]

to:

[code]gtk_color_scheme = "bg_color:#d6d6d6\nselected_bg_color:#9ab87c\nbase_color:#FFFFFF" # Background, base.[/code]

However, and that is why I stumbled over this after the upgrade to Mint 17.1, this change will be overridden after an upgrade of the theme package. This never happened one in version 17, but you never know.

Note: It is also interesting that Eclipse/SWT seems to use GTK 2 instead of GTK 3. If you have some information in that, please drop me a line!