|Eclipse Neon Released|
|Written by Kay Ewbank|
|Monday, 27 June 2016|
This year's annual release train from the Eclipse Foundation has shipped. Following its alphabetic naming convention its name starts with an N. Unusually Neon isn't a reference to a celestial body. Instead it's a gas.
This is the eleventh year that the foundation has put out a coordinated release of multiple Eclipse projects, with 84 projects in the Neon release. Among the highlights are an improved Eclipse JSDT, better support for Docker Tooling, and the first prime release of the Eclipse Plug-ins for Gradle.
The PHP Development Tools Package (PDT) now supports PHP 7, and the performance has been improved. There are new breakpoints for dealing with exceptions, and the editor offers annotated views when classes or methods are deprecated.
Eclipse's Automated Error Reporting (AERI) client has been updated so that it can now be integrated into any third-party Eclipse plug-in or standalone RCP application.
A new storage service has been added to the Eclipse mix. The Eclipse User Storage Service (USS) doesn't let you put irritating users into cold storage (shame), but instead can be used by projects to store and retrieve user data and preferences from Eclipse servers.
The new projects in this release, apart from the Eclipse Plug-ins for Gradle, are:
Alongside the Neon release, the foundation has produced a 7-day Neon webinar series.
The next release train, due next June, will be called Oxygen, following the "gaseous theme" established with Neon.
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|Last Updated ( Monday, 27 June 2016 )|