Author Archives: John Arthorne

Orion 0.5 M1 – New and Noteworthy

There has been a lot of behind the scenes work in Orion 0.5 M1 to help prepare for a Fall 2012 1.0 release. In particular there was significant work on globalization, accessibility, and cleanup of code and API. We also … Continue reading

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Orion 0.4 RC3 – New and Noteworthy

With over 200 bug fixes since our M2 milestone, it has been a busy month for the Orion team. Many of these changes are bug fixes, polish, and performance improvements that end users won’t typically notice. Here are a few … Continue reading

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Orion Presentations at EclipseCon 2012

EclipseCon 2012 is coming up in just over a month, and there is a great selection of talks and tutorials this year. Here are the Orion-related talks on the schedule: Extending Orion, an in-depth tutorial on writing plug-ins for Orion … Continue reading

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Orion Features in Firefox 10 and 11

Firefox 10 was released yesterday, and the release announcement highlighted developer tools such as the Orion-based Scratchpad as key features in the release. At the same time, Firefox 11 moved into their Beta channel. The Mozilla developer tools team released … Continue reading

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Orion 0.4 M2 – New and Noteworthy

It has been another blockbuster milestone for the Orion project. This milestone brings extensive tooling improvements, including global search and replace, content assist for HTML, template completion for JavaScript, and CSS outline and error checking. The user interface has also … Continue reading

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Writing a Content Assist Plugin For Orion

Orion includes a simple but powerful infrastructure for implementing content assist for your favorite language. This article will describe how to create your own content assist plugin by working through a simple example. As with any Orion plugin, the starting … Continue reading

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Your tools installed on two billion devices

Although most of the effort in Orion today is in the basic development tool plumbing you can already get elsewhere, Orion committers are starting to see more “Aha” moments where we get a glimpse of the deeper implications of web-based … Continue reading

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Orion 0.4 M1 – New and Noteworthy

If you don’t have winter holiday plans yet, why not cosy up by the fire with the latest Orion milestone, or give away copies to loved-ones on your gift list. Whatever you plan on using it for, here are some … Continue reading

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Developing for OpenShift on Orion

The number of cloud deployment platforms is growing steadily. A recent entrant this year is OpenShift, from Red Hat. It includes a free software stack for Java, Ruby, Perl, PHP, and others, with support for an impressive list of application … Continue reading

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Orion Editor Ships in Firefox 8

If you opened the About dialog in Firefox today, you have probably been upgraded to the new Firefox 8 release. If so, congratulations on successfully installing part of Orion! Firefox 8 now includes the Orion code editor in its scratchpad … Continue reading

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