Eclipse and Aptana plugin update error

Do you have error message “Resulting configuration does not contain the platform.” after starting Eclipse including Aptana plugin on Mac OS X host?

The solution is:

  1. Delete folder “~/Library/Application Support/Aptana”
  2. Delete folder “~/Documents/Aptana Studio” (or Aptana, Aptana Studio Workspace)

Update error of Aptana Professional plugin occured by a previous installation of standalone version…

So, i’ve found an interesting style to change theme to a dark colour set: Green Chaud

So, first you have to import every col file one by one in the options (Window > Preferences > Aptana > Editors > CSS / HTML / JavaScript / PHP / ScriptDoc / XML).

Then you’ll have to set the line numbers color by hand (if you are showing them) : Go in (Window > Preferences > General > Editors > Text Editors), and then set the color of “Line number foreground”. The RGB code of the color is 128 / 159 / 128.

My Eclipse installation

Just for a reminder…

Requirements, Features:
– Support for Alfresco development (javascript and java webscripts, actions, properties XMLs)
– HTML editor and preview (Firefox and Safari)
– JavaScript editor (with code formatter, and syntax checker)
– Freemarker editor (with syntax checker)
– PHP editor (with syntax checker and help)
– XML editor
– Shell script editor
– SVN client (projects by checkout)

Eclipse IDE for Java Developers (3.4 GANYMEDE): download

Tools update site links:
Aptana update for Eclipse 3.4:
– Window menu: My Aptana
Utilities / Subclipse SVN client plugin (with SVNKit)
Platform / Aptana PHP
Platform / Aptana Adobe AIR 1.5 Development
Platform / Aptana Apple iPhone Development
FreeMarker syntax: (don’t forget to update freemarker.jar in eclipse/plugins/org.visigoths.freemarker_2.3.2)
TRAC plugin for Mylin
Graphviz plugin:
– JBOSS jBPM graphical workflow/process designer: unzip “” in folder “designer”, then select “Help/Software Updates/Find and Install”, and use “Search for new features to install” to add with “New Local Site”
JSON editor (local site install)
ShellEd – shell script editor (download zip and copy contents into Eclipse directory)

Eclipse with Aptana

ExtAlf – Alfresco by ExtJS

ExtAlf demo in Safari

I’m working on a new ExtJS wrapper (ExtAlf) – inspired by Opsoro – for Alfresco document and workflow management functions (by webscripts), like foldertree, document properties, preview, etc. This is not an Opsoro or FlexSpaces alternative, rather than a developer toolkit or a simple SDK what supports embedding Alfresco backend functionality into Web2.0/AJAX portals and frontends.

Link: Collaborative Editor

ExtAlf in Aptana

Planned features:

  • – folder tree panel with actions (show folder contents, create new folder, move folder)
  • – document grid panel with actions (preview, download, show properties, delete, rename, move to other folder, upload new document)
  • – property grid with editing fields
  • – content preview with document transformation
  • – task list and management (close, create, forward)
  • – user interface localization
  • – limit root nodeRef to browse (just like Customer Portal engines)
  • – simple search
  • – simple discussion forum
  • – different grids to show document in a folder with custom properties
  • – integrated document editor for plain text, html and form contents

Search dialog and results with auto-preview:
ExtAlf Search

Login dialog:

ExtAlf Login window

Floating panels on UI:
ExtAlf Demo2 - floating panels

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