Thursday, October 13, 2016

5 reasons to use EGerrit - #5, Being in Eclipse

To celebrate the release of EGerrit 1.1 and make you try it out, we (the EGerrit team, Jacques Bouthillier, Guy Perron, Marc Khouzam and myself) have decided to gather 5 reasons to use EGerrit and we will be posting one reason per week.

Reason #5 – Being in Eclipse.

“Being in Eclipse”?! Is that really a reason to use EGerrit? Isn’t that obvious?

Every time you bring a tool to Eclipse, there is the obvious gain of saving the user the “context switch”. In EGerrit we are addressing this by providing a view to list reviews,
Gerrit Dashboard
an editor to manage a review (rebase, submit, etc.),
Gerrit Review editor
and simple ways to comment. But beyond this, what really interests us is the integration (like in “I” of IDE) with the rest of the Eclipse ecosystem to simplify and enrich the act of performing a review.
Here is a list of some of the benefits so far:
  • By integrating with the compare editor, you can perform reviews with the most relevant editor for the given file. For example with EMF compare installed, you get a nice comparison of the EMF ecore file rather than a textual comparison; for Java files you get a java editor which takes into account your preferences for syntax coloring;
    Comparing ecore file from a review
  • By building on top of EGit, users get the UI they are familiar with when checking out code, get full access to previous versions of the code through the integrated Git blame or the History view, and can optionally perform reviews using the quick diff capability;
  • The user has access to the complete source code (instead of just the few files that are part of the review), with full navigation and all syntax-aware features, thus being able to really measure the implication of a change.
You can download EGerrit from the Neon release repo or from the Eclipse Marketplace. For questions, you can connect with us on; and for bugs or to take a peek at the future you can see our Kanban board.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

EGerrit 0.1 is here!

On behalf of the EGerrit team, I'm happy to announce the first milestone ever of the EGerrit plug-in.

You can install it from:
  • Eclipse Market place  Drag to your running Eclipse workspace to install EGerrit
  • or from out milestone update site

So what is EGerrit?

EGerrit aims at deeply integrating Gerrit's features into Eclipse to minimize the switch between the IDE and the web. This means that reviewers and contributors will be able to benefit from Eclipse features such as syntax coloring, navigation, etc.

What is offered in this first version?

This first version is focused on being able to do a complete review from the IDE which among other things includes searching, rebasing, commenting inline, voting and submitting.

You can find some early documentation about the plug-in at

Finally, since we are open and are just getting started on this effort; it is a great time to provide your feedback and patches.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Eclipse Day Montreal 2014, call for presentation

The summer is fast approaching, and Eclipse is getting ready for another release.
To celebrate this release and to learn what is happening beyound the IDE, Ericsson and Rapicorp are teaming up to organize the Eclipse Day Montreal on June 10th.

At this point, the agenda has not been set and we are looking for speakers, so hurry up and submit a talk before May 15th. The submission process is simple, just edit the wiki page.