Eclipse Orion 2.0 Now Runs Locally on Node.js
Orionode. The server counterpart of the IDE has been reimplemented in Node.js for local usage. Developers can now have a server with a very small footprint on their machine for local editing of files.
Orionode is not yet on par with the initial server written in Java, supporting the following features so far: basic navigator, editor and plug-in operations, shell commands for supporting npm and running Node applications, client caching of static content, and gzip. Orionode is not replacing the Java server, targeting only local installations.
Projects. The Project plug-in enables developers to create units of work comprising various resources linked to external sources and targets. The purpose is to increase modularity for better resource management for larger projects. Currently, Orion supports HTML5 and SFTP projects. The later can be used to remotely view and edit resources of an SFTP server.
Shell. A number of commands have been added to the Shell: plugins for dealing with plugins, service for listing available instances of a service, and clear for clearing the screen.
The Shell commands can now pass/return 2 new parameter/return types: blob – a JS object representing binary data-, and file – a file or a folder belonging to the workspace. If the output type of a command is file then the result is dumped into a file. Multiple files including directories and their entire content can be passed as parameters to commands.
Juergen Hoeller Jul 22, 2014