LiClipse provides a new experience for Eclipse users
With it, users get out of the box:
- A fast editor supporting many languages out of the box. View supported languages
- Support for TextMate Bundles. View TextMate Bundles Integration
- A simple way to add support for a new language
- Usability improvements for all Eclipse editors featuring:
- Multiple cursors
- Vertical indent guides
- Themed scrollbars
- Improved text search capabilities (with Lucene index-based searching, support for external folders, open editors and additional filtering on results page)
- HTML preview for the RST, Markdown and HTML editors
- Native installers
Improved theming support based on Eclipse 4 improvements
Release Highlights for LiClipse 5.2.2
- Updated PyDev to 7.2.0.
- Debugger improvements.
- Fixed issue where pipenv executable search was being executed over and over when it was not found.
- Updated EGit.
- Updated Base Eclipse to 4.11 (2019-03).
Release Highlights for LiClipse 5.1.3
- Updated PyDev to 7.0.3.
- Debugger performance improvements (on Python 3.6 onwards).
- Mypy can be used for doing code analysis.
- Black can be used as the code formatting engine.
- It's now possible to use pipenv for managing virtual environments.
- It's possible to manage virtual environments from the editor (Ctrl+2, pip/conda/pipenv).
- Updated EGit.
View highlights for previous releases
Supported languages feature syntax highlighting, template completion,
outline, select/deselect scope, comment/uncomment, auto-indent, linked edition,
multi-edition, mark occurrences, among others.
As a note, some editors have improved support:
The HTML editor has advanced context-based code-completion
Usability improvements for all Eclipse editors
At this point, the major improvements are multi-edition and vertical indent guides, supporting all editors
(such as PyDev, JDT, etc).
See: Multi-Edition Video for details
Besides the multi-edition (which can be triggered in a Ctrl+K search or with the mouse with
Ctrl+Alt+Mouse Click), the rectangular edit is also improved to be triggered with
Alt+Click (and stopped with escape).
Bundling of other useful plugins
Eclipse has a myriad of useful plugins, and LiClipse bundles some which are considered to be useful
regardless of which language you're dealing with: Eclipse Color Theme, StartExplorer, AnyEdit and PyDev
(note that PyDev does not follow the rule of being useful for everyone as the other plugins,
but LiClipse itself reuses parts of the PyDev codebase).