Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 170580
Rename "Native Eclipse" to "Fedora Eclipse" on splashscreen
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:15 EST
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Description of problem:
The current Eclipse splash says "NATIVE ECLIPSE" and "based on Eclipse 3.1".
I've spoken to a number of people about this, and nobody seems to like the "NATIVE ECLIPSE" name. It's also a bit misleading, since it's only "native" if you're using the java-gcj-compat alternative. Can we please change this to "FEDORA ECLIPSE"?
Also, we're using 3.1.1 now, not 3.1.
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Steps to Reproduce:
2.Look at the splash screen
Billy: do you think it's possible to make the splash screen dynamic? ie. based
upon what JVM is running? The work that's gone into the
progress-meter-on-splash-screen in 3.2 - does that alter the image itself or do
some sort of overlay in a window?
The splash screen is the splash.bmp file in the
org.eclipse.platform plugin. It seems that you can tell
eclipse where to look for a splash screen using the
osgi.splashLocation property, see the default config.ini in
the configuration directory. So, I think that if you wanted
to have some logic in a shell script somewhere then this is
The progress meter is simply a GtkProgressBar positioned on
top of the image. Eclipse tells the launcher where to place
the progress bar and the label, so there may be some more
system properties or something that you could use to tweak where
the progress bar is on top of a different splash screen.
That all said, I personally think the name is misleading anyway
and you should just use "Fedora Eclipse" all the time. ;)
Diana was kind enough to do up a new splash screen. It'll appear in the next
builds in both FC4 updates-testing and rawhide. It's in CVS now.
This is fixed in updates-testing with eclipse-platform-3.1.1-1jpp_1fc.FC4.11.