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 4.1.1
- Updated PyDev to 5.9.2.
- Faster debugger on Python 3.6.
- Fixed issue with Lucene integration.
- Other improvements. See http://www.pydev.org for more details.
- It's possible to use isort as the engine for sorting imports.
- Updated Eclipse to final Oxygen (4.7) release.
- Using the tm4e engine for parsing files based on a TextMate grammar (https://github.com/eclipse/tm4e).
- Improvements to parse in a thread when file is changed.
Release Highlights for LiClipse 4.0.0
- Updated PyDev to 5.8.0.
- Fixed some issues in PyLint integration
- Fixed IronPython debugger support.
- Fixed issue on code-coverage integration.
- Code coverage working with pytest.
- Many other improvements. See http://www.pydev.org for more details.
- Updated Eclipse to Oxygen (4.7 RC3).
- Fixed Mac so that it won't break after updating
(see Download: Updating Native Install for instructions on how to properly upgrade Mac).
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).