Tuesday, August 15, 2017

LiClipse 4.1.1 / LiClipseText 2.0.0

Ok, the new versions of LiClipse (4.1.1) and LiClipseText (2.0.0) are now out.

This version had many changes, the major one being that LiClipseText now reuses the same engine that tm4e uses for parsing code when based on a TextMate grammar (which is is a translation from the same engine used in VSCode), so, hopefully this should iron out most issues when dealing with TextMate grammars.

Also, it can now parse in a thread to prevent the UI from becoming unresponsive (although it'll only really do that if there are too many changes for it to parse).

There were also improvements in the definition being used for JavaScript, so, parsing should be *much* faster (although this was done at the expense of not showing some entries in the outline) -- but as on JavaScript having huge files isn't uncommon, the big performance gain, should be worth it.

Aside from that, the standalone is now based on Eclipse 4.7 (final) and PyDev was also updated for 5.9.2, which brought enhancements such as the new debugging approach using bytecode modification with the new Python 3.6 hooks and isort integration, besides a critical fix to the Lucene integration, which affected users which used a different plugin which also used Lucene but on a different version.

So, if you're a LiClipse user, hurry to http://www.liclipse.com/download.html to get the new version!

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